Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Research article
02 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2021

Optical properties of coated black carbon aggregates: numerical simulations, radiative forcing estimates, and size-resolved parameterization scheme

Baseerat Romshoo, Thomas Müller, Sascha Pfeifer, Jorge Saturno, Andreas Nowak, Krzysztof Ciupek, Paul Quincey, and Alfred Wiedensohler


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1290', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', baseerat romshoo, 19 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1290', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', baseerat romshoo, 19 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by baseerat romshoo on behalf of the Authors (25 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jul 2021) by Stefania Gilardoni
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2021) by Stefania Gilardoni
Short summary
Modifications in the optical properties of black carbon (BC) due to ageing are presented and quantified in this study using a state-of-the-art description scheme of BC fractal aggregates. It is shown that the relative change in BC radiative forcing can be larger than 50 % as a function of changing fractal dimension and organic content. A comprehensive parameterization scheme for coated BC optical properties is developed with applications for modelling, ambient, and laboratory-based BC studies.
Final-revised paper