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Instant and delayed effects of March biomass burning aerosols over the Indochina Peninsula
- Final revised paper (published on 06 Dec 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 02 Aug 2022)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-453', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Aug 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Anbao Zhu, 09 Nov 2022
RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-453', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Oct 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Anbao Zhu, 09 Nov 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anbao Zhu on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Nov 2022) by Manish Shrivastava
Comments on “Instant and delayed effects of March biomass burning aerosols over the Indochina Peninsula” by Zhu et al.
This paper used WRF-Chem model to explore the feedback mechanisms of BB aerosols-climate interactions during March biomass burning in Indochina Peninsula. They reported that BB released aerosols could inhibit precipitation in ICP, showing instant and lag effects on local and regional rainfall. To discern the feedback effects, authors conducted two groups of simulations with control (CTRL) and sensitivity (BBER) model scenario experiments. They then compared the results from CTRL and BBER to quantify the BB effects.
The paper is well-written and result analysis makes sense. My concern is that WRF-Chem modeling system fully coupled with two-way interaction offers unique option to examine the association between aerosols and meteorology. The feedback configuration takes into account both direct and indirect aerosol effects, thereby to provide better interpretations to the feedback effects on meteorology by turning on and off the feedback configuration. Authors’ modeling investigation rely largely on the selection of BB emission reduction or enhancement in the sensitivity experiment.
Can authors provide a BB emission map in Indochina Peninsula? The BB emission in this region seems far less than that in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
Although authors mentioned uncertainty in their modeling investigation, no uncertainty analysis was done. How about uncertainty in BB emissions?