Articles | Volume 22, issue 24
Research article
22 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2022

An evaluation of biomass burning aerosol mass, extinction, and size distribution in GEOS using observations from CAMP2Ex

Allison B. Marquardt Collow, Virginie Buchard, Peter R. Colarco, Arlindo M. da Silva, Ravi Govindaraju, Edward P. Nowottnick, Sharon Burton, Richard Ferrare, Chris Hostetler, and Luke Ziemba


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-545', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-545', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Allison Collow on behalf of the Authors (31 Oct 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Nov 2022) by Steven Brown
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Nov 2022) by Steven Brown
AR by Allison Collow on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Biomass burning aerosol impacts aspects of the atmosphere and Earth system through radiative forcing, serving as cloud condensation nuclei, and air quality. Despite its importance, the representation of biomass burning aerosol is not always accurate in models. Field campaign observations from CAMP2Ex are used to evaluate the mass and extinction of aerosols in the GEOS model. Notable biases in the model illuminate areas of future development with GEOS and the underlying GOCART aerosol module.
Final-revised paper