Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Research article
29 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 29 Nov 2021

Reduced effective radiative forcing from cloud–aerosol interactions (ERFaci) with improved treatment of early aerosol growth in an Earth system model

Sara Marie Blichner, Moa Kristina Sporre, and Terje Koren Berntsen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-151', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-151', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-151', Sara Marie Blichner, 28 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sara Marie Blichner on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Sep 2021) by Kostas Tsigaridis
Short summary
In this study we quantify how a new way of modeling the formation of new particles in the atmosphere affects the estimated cooling from aerosol–cloud interactions since pre-industrial times. Our improved scheme merges two common approaches to aerosol modeling: a sectional scheme for treating early growth and the pre-existing modal scheme in NorESM. We find that the cooling from aerosol–cloud interactions since pre-industrial times is reduced by 10 % when the new scheme is used.
Final-revised paper