Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3973–4005, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3973-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3973–4005, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3973-2021

Research article 17 Mar 2021

Research article | 17 Mar 2021

Quantifying the range of the dust direct radiative effect due to source mineralogy uncertainty

Longlei Li et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Dec 2020) by Joshua Fu
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ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2021) by Joshua Fu
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For the first time, this study quantifies the range of the dust direct radiative effect due to uncertainty in the soil mineral abundance using all currently available information. We show that the majority of the estimated direct radiative effect range is due to uncertainty in the simulated mass fractions of iron oxides and thus their soil abundance, which is independent of the model employed. We therefore prove the necessity of considering mineralogy for understanding dust–climate interactions.
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