Articles | Volume 22, issue 16
Research article
30 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 30 Aug 2022

Impacts of marine organic emissions on low-level stratiform clouds – a large eddy simulator study

Marje Prank, Juha Tonttila, Jaakko Ahola, Harri Kokkola, Thomas Kühn, Sami Romakkaniemi, and Tomi Raatikainen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-265', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-265', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Jun 2022
  • AC1: 'Response to reviewers of acp-2022-265', Marje Prank, 19 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marje Prank on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Jul 2022) by Manish Shrivastava
AR by Marje Prank on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Aerosols and clouds persist as the dominant sources of uncertainty in climate projections. In this modelling study, we investigate the role of marine aerosols in influencing the lifetime of low-level clouds. Our high resolution simulations show that sea spray can both extend and shorten the lifetime of the cloud layer depending on the model setup. The impact of the primary marine organics is relatively limited while secondary aerosol from monoterpenes can have larger impact.
Final-revised paper