Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 269–288, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-269-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 269–288, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-269-2021

Research article 12 Jan 2021

Research article | 12 Jan 2021

Satellite-based radiative forcing by light-absorbing particles in snow across the Northern Hemisphere

Jiecan Cui et al.

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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (03 Aug 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Aug 2020) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Aug 2020)
RR by Edward Bair (30 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Sep 2020) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
AR by Jiecan Cui on behalf of the Authors (19 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Oct 2020) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
AR by Jiecan Cui on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Nov 2020) by Nikos Hatzianastassiou
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We make the first quantitative, remote-sensing-based, and hemisphere-scale assessment of radiative forcing (RF) due to light-absorbing particles (LAPs) in snow. We observed significant spatial variations in snow albedo reduction and RF due to LAPs throughout the Northern Hemisphere, with the lowest values occurring in the Arctic and the highest in northeastern China. We determined that the LAPs in snow play a critical role in spatial variability in Northern Hemisphere albedo reduction and RF.
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