Articles | Volume 22, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11579–11602, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11579-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11579–11602, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11579-2022
Research article
08 Sep 2022
Research article | 08 Sep 2022

Mapping the dependence of black carbon radiative forcing on emission region and season

Petri Räisänen et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-288', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Petri Räisänen, 04 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-288', William Collins, 17 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Petri Räisänen, 04 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Petri Räisänen on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Aug 2022) by Fangqun Yu
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Short summary
A climate model is used to evaluate how the radiative forcing (RF) associated with black carbon (BC) emissions depends on the latitude, longitude, and seasonality of emissions. It is found that both the direct RF (BC absorption of solar radiation in air) and snow RF (BC absorption in snow/ice) depend strongly on the emission region and season. The results suggest that, for a given mass of BC emitted, climatic impacts are likely to be largest for high-latitude emissions due to the large snow RF.
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