Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Research article
30 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2021

Exploring the uncertainties in the aviation soot–cirrus effect

Mattia Righi, Johannes Hendricks, and Christof Gerhard Beer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-329', Bernd Kärcher, 25 Jun 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-329', Andrew Gettelman, 30 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-329', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Jul 2021
  • AC2: 'Authors' replies', Mattia Righi, 08 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mattia Righi on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Sep 2021) by Xiaohong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Sep 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2021) by Xiaohong Liu
Short summary
A global climate model is applied to simulate the impact of aviation soot on natural cirrus clouds. A large number of numerical experiments are performed to analyse how the quantification of the resulting climate impact is affected by known uncertainties. These concern the ability of aviation soot to nucleate ice and the role of model dynamics. Our results show that both aspects are important for the quantification of this effect and that discrepancies among different model studies still exist.
Final-revised paper