Articles | Volume 21, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16575–16591, 2021

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16575–16591, 2021

Research article 12 Nov 2021

Research article | 12 Nov 2021

A weather regime characterisation of winter biomass aerosol transport from southern Africa

Marco Gaetani et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-337', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-337', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marco Gaetani on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Oct 2021) by Frank Eckardt
Short summary
During the dry austral winter, biomass fires in tropical Africa emit large amounts of smoke in the atmosphere, with large impacts on climate and air quality. The study of the relationship between atmospheric circulation and smoke transport shows that midlatitude atmospheric disturbances may deflect the smoke from tropical Africa towards southern Africa. Understanding the distribution of the smoke in the region is crucial for climate modelling and air quality monitoring.
Final-revised paper