Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
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


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 | EF: Editorial file upload
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
AR by Yong Han on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2021)  Manuscript 
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.
Final-revised paper