Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
21 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 21 Jan 2021

Effective radiative forcing from emissions of reactive gases and aerosols – a multi-model comparison

Gillian D. Thornhill, William J. Collins, Ryan J. Kramer, Dirk Olivié, Ragnhild B. Skeie, Fiona M. O'Connor, Nathan Luke Abraham, Ramiro Checa-Garcia, Susanne E. Bauer, Makoto Deushi, Louisa K. Emmons, Piers M. Forster, Larry W. Horowitz, Ben Johnson, James Keeble, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Martine Michou, Michael J. Mills, Jane P. Mulcahy, Gunnar Myhre, Pierre Nabat, Vaishali Naik, Naga Oshima, Michael Schulz, Christopher J. Smith, Toshihiko Takemura, Simone Tilmes, Tongwen Wu, Guang Zeng, and Jie Zhang


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AR by Gillian Thornhill on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Oct 2020) by Hailong Wang
AR by Gillian Thornhill on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2020)  Author's response 
ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2020) by Hailong Wang
AR by Gillian Thornhill on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper is a study of how different constituents in the atmosphere, such as aerosols and gases like methane and ozone, affect the energy balance in the atmosphere. Different climate models were run using the same inputs to allow an easy comparison of the results and to understand where the models differ. We found the effect of aerosols is to reduce warming in the atmosphere, but this effect varies between models. Reactions between gases are also important in affecting climate.
Final-revised paper