Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9887–9907, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9887-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9887–9907, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9887-2021

Review article 01 Jul 2021

Review article | 01 Jul 2021

CO2-equivalence metrics for surface albedo change based on the radiative forcing concept: a critical review

Ryan M. Bright and Marianne T. Lund

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AR by Ryan Bright on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Apr 2021) by Philip Stier
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 May 2021) by Philip Stier
AR by Ryan Bright on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jun 2021) by Philip Stier
AR by Ryan Bright on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Jun 2021) by Philip Stier
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Short summary
Humans affect the reflective properties (albedo) of Earth's surface and the amount of solar energy that it absorbs, in turn affecting climate. In recent years, a variety of climate metrics have been applied to characterize albedo perturbations in terms of their CO2-equivalent effects, despite the lack of scientific consensus surrounding the methods behind them. We review these metrics, evaluate their (de)merits, provide guidance for future application, and suggest avenues for future research.
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