Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12855–12866, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12855-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12855–12866, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12855-2021

Research article 31 Aug 2021

Research article | 31 Aug 2021

On the role of aerosol radiative effect in the wet season onset timing over the Congo rainforest during boreal autumn

Sudip Chakraborty et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1138', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1138', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sudip Chakraborty on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Jul 2021) by Bernhard Mayer
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Short summary
Boreal autumn is the main wet season over the Congo basin. Thus, changes in its onset date have a significant impact on the rainforest. This study provides compelling evidence that the cooling effect of aerosols modifies the timing and strength of the southern African easterly jet that is central to the boreal autumn wet season over the Congo rainforest. A higher boreal summer aerosol concentration is positively correlated with the boreal autumn wet season onset timing.
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