Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
03 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 03 Jan 2022

Modeled and observed properties related to the direct aerosol radiative effect of biomass burning aerosol over the southeastern Atlantic

Sarah J. Doherty, Pablo E. Saide, Paquita Zuidema, Yohei Shinozuka, Gonzalo A. Ferrada, Hamish Gordon, Marc Mallet, Kerry Meyer, David Painemal, Steven G. Howell, Steffen Freitag, Amie Dobracki, James R. Podolske, Sharon P. Burton, Richard A. Ferrare, Calvin Howes, Pierre Nabat, Gregory R. Carmichael, Arlindo da Silva, Kristina Pistone, Ian Chang, Lan Gao, Robert Wood, and Jens Redemann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-333', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-333', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Aug 2021
  • AC1: 'Replies to Reviews of acp-2021-333', Sarah Doherty, 24 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Sarah Doherty on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Oct 2021) by J.M. Haywood
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (05 Nov 2021) by J.M. Haywood
AR by Sarah Doherty on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Between July and October, biomass burning smoke is advected over the southeastern Atlantic Ocean, leading to climate forcing. Model calculations of forcing by this plume vary significantly in both magnitude and sign. This paper compares aerosol and cloud properties observed during three NASA ORACLES field campaigns to the same in four models. It quantifies modeled biases in properties key to aerosol direct radiative forcing and evaluates how these biases propagate to biases in forcing.
Final-revised paper