Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3535–3552, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3535-2022

Special issue: Satellite observations, in situ measurements and model simulations...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3535–3552, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3535-2022

Research article 16 Mar 2022

Research article | 16 Mar 2022

Online treatment of eruption dynamics improves the volcanic ash and SO2 dispersion forecast: case of the 2019 Raikoke eruption

Julia Bruckert et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-459', Arnau Folch, 11 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-459', Sara Barsotti, 13 Jul 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-459', Leonardo Mingari, 18 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Julia Bruckert on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Oct 2021) by Peter Haynes
RR by Sara Barsotti (12 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Jan 2022) by Peter Haynes
AR by Julia Bruckert on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Feb 2022) by Peter Haynes
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Short summary
Volcanic emissions endanger aviation and public health and also influence weather and climate. Forecasting the volcanic-plume dispersion is therefore a critical yet sophisticated task. Here, we show that explicit treatment of volcanic-plume dynamics and eruption source parameters significantly improves volcanic-plume dispersion forecasts. We further demonstrate the lofting of the SO2 due to a heating of volcanic particles by sunlight with major implications for volcanic aerosol research.
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