Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Research article
25 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 25 Feb 2022

Comparison of six approaches to predicting droplet activation of surface active aerosol – Part 1: moderately surface active organics​​​​​​​

Sampo Vepsäläinen, Silvia M. Calderón, Jussi Malila, and Nønne L. Prisle


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-561', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-561', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Aug 2021
  • AC1: 'Author response to reviewers’ comments (acp-2021-561)', Sampo Vepsäläinen, 10 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Sampo Vepsäläinen on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Dec 2021) by Armin Sorooshian
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2022) by Armin Sorooshian
AR by Sampo Vepsäläinen on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Atmospheric aerosols act as seeds for cloud formation. Many aerosols contain surface active material that accumulates at the surface of growing droplets. This can affect cloud droplet activation, but the broad significance of the effect and the best way to model it are still debated. We compare predictions of six different model approaches to surface activity of organic aerosols and find significant differences between the models, especially with large fractions of organics in the dry particles.
Final-revised paper