Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15171–15184, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15171-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15171–15184, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15171-2021

Research article 12 Oct 2021

Research article | 12 Oct 2021

Impacts of the Saharan air layer on the physical properties of the Atlantic tropical cyclone cloud systems: 2003–2019

Hao Luo and Yong Han

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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-2021-462', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yong Han, 09 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-462', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yong Han, 09 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Yong Han on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Sep 2021) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
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Short summary
The various feedbacks of Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) to the Saharan air layer (SAL) are determined by the combined effects of dry air masses, the dust aerosols as ice nuclei, and dynamic, thermodynamic, and moisture conditions. The specific influence mechanisms of SAL on the three intensities of TCs (tropical depression, tropical storm, and hurricane) are different. The conclusions are beneficial to our recognition of the physical process and evolution of TCs in the Atlantic region.
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