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

Constraining the particle-scale diversity of black carbon light absorption using a unified framework

Payton Beeler and Rajan K. Chakrabarty


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Rajan Chakrabarty, 15 Sep 2022
  • CC1: 'Black-carbon phase shift parameter and soot restructuring', J. C. Corbin, 15 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #3, 05 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Rajan Chakrabarty on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Sep 2022) by Dantong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish as is (22 Sep 2022) by Dantong Liu
AR by Rajan Chakrabarty on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2022)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Rajan Chakrabarty on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (10 Nov 2022) by Dantong Liu
Short summary
Understanding and parameterizing the influences of black carbon (BC) particle morphology and compositional heterogeneity on its light absorption represent a fundamental problem. We develop scaling laws using a single unifying parameter that effectively encompasses large-scale diversity observed in BC light absorption on a per-particle basis. The laws help reconcile the disparities between field observations and model predictions. Our framework is packaged in an open-source Python application.
Final-revised paper