Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8615–8635, 2021

Special issue: Resolving uncertainties in solar geoengineering through multi-model...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8615–8635, 2021

Research article 08 Jun 2021

Research article | 08 Jun 2021

Differences in the quasi-biennial oscillation response to stratospheric aerosol modification depending on injection strategy and species

Henning Franke et al.


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AR by Henning Franke on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Feb 2021) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Mar 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish as is (03 May 2021) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
Short summary
Stratospheric aerosol modification (SAM) can alter the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO). Our simulations with two different models show that the characteristics of the QBO response are primarily determined by the meridional structure of the aerosol-induced heating. Therefore, the QBO response to SAM depends primarily on the location of injection, while injection type and rate act to scale the specific response. Our results have important implications for evaluating adverse side effects of SAM.
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