Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Research article
02 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2022

Factors affecting precipitation formation and precipitation susceptibility of marine stratocumulus with variable above- and below-cloud aerosol concentrations over the Southeast Atlantic

Siddhant Gupta, Greg M. McFarquhar, Joseph R. O'Brien, Michael R. Poellot, David J. Delene, Rose M. Miller, and Jennifer D. Small Griswold


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-677', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Siddhant Gupta, 02 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-677', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Siddhant Gupta, 02 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Siddhant Gupta on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Nov 2021) by J.M. Haywood
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Nov 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (11 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jan 2022) by J.M. Haywood
AR by Siddhant Gupta on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Feb 2022) by J.M. Haywood
Short summary
This study evaluates the impact of biomass burning aerosols on precipitation in marine stratocumulus clouds using observations from the NASA ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS (ORACLES) field campaign over the Southeast Atlantic. Instances of contact and separation between aerosol and cloud layers show polluted clouds have a lower precipitation rate and a lower precipitation susceptibility. This information will help improve cloud representation in Earth system models.
Final-revised paper