Articles | Volume 22, issue 22
Research article
15 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 15 Nov 2022

The simulation of mineral dust in the United Kingdom Earth System Model UKESM1

Stephanie Woodward, Alistair A. Sellar, Yongming Tang, Marc Stringer, Andrew Yool, Eddy Robertson, and Andy Wiltshire


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-228', R. L. Miller, 30 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-228', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Jun 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-228', Stephanie Woodward, 02 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Stephanie Woodward on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Sep 2022) by Susannah Burrows
Short summary
We describe the dust scheme in the UKESM1 Earth system model and show generally good agreement with observations. Comparing with the closely related HadGEM3-GC3.1 model, we show that dust differences are not only due to inter-model differences but also to the dust size distribution. Under climate change, HadGEM3-GC3.1 dust hardly changes, but UKESM1 dust decreases because that model includes the vegetation response which, in our models, has a bigger impact on dust than climate change itself.
Final-revised paper