Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4869–4897, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4869-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4869–4897, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4869-2021

Research article 29 Mar 2021

Research article | 29 Mar 2021

The impact of cloudiness and cloud type on the atmospheric heating rate of black and brown carbon in the Po Valley

Luca Ferrero et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Luca Ferrero on behalf of the Authors (13 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Dec 2020) by Urs Baltensperger
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Feb 2021) by Urs Baltensperger
AR by Luca Ferrero on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Download
Short summary
The work experimentally quantifies the impact of cloudiness and cloud type on the atmospheric heating rate of black and brown carbon. The most impacting clouds were stratocumulus, altostratus and stratus. Clouds caused a decrease of the heating rate of about 12 % per okta. The black carbon decease was slightly higher with respect to that of brown carbon. This study highlights the need to take into account the role of cloudiness when modelling light-absorbing aerosol climate forcing.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint