Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7429–7450, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7429-2021

Special issue: BLUESKY atmospheric composition measurements by aircraft during...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 7429–7450, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-7429-2021

Research article 18 May 2021

Research article | 18 May 2021

Air traffic and contrail changes over Europe during COVID-19: a model study

Ulrich Schumann et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-62', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ulrich Schumann, 01 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-62', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ulrich Schumann, 01 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ulrich Schumann on behalf of the Authors (06 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Apr 2021) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Apr 2021) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Ulrich Schumann on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Apr 2021) by Johannes Quaas
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Short summary
The roughly 70 % reduction of air traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic from March–August 2020 compared to 2019 provides a test case for the relationship between air traffic density, contrails, and their radiative forcing of climate change. This paper investigates the induced traffic and contrail changes in a model study. Besides strong weather changes, the model results indicate aviation-induced cirrus and top-of-the-atmosphere irradiance changes, which can be tested with observations.
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