Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
17 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 17 Mar 2022

Observations of aerosol–vapor pressure deficit–evaporative fraction coupling over India

Chandan Sarangi, TC Chakraborty, Sachchidanand Tripathi, Mithun Krishnan, Ross Morrison, Jonathan Evans, and Lina M. Mercado


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-40', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-40: Finding on relation ET-VPD-AOD is very interesting, but demands more analysis', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by chandan sarangi on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Oct 2021) by Rupert Holzinger
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Jan 2022) by Rupert Holzinger
Short summary
Transpiration fluxes by vegetation are reduced under heat stress to conserve water. However, in situ observations over northern India show that the strength of the inverse association between transpiration and atmospheric vapor pressure deficit is weakening in the presence of heavy aerosol loading. This finding not only implicates the significant role of aerosols in modifying the evaporative fraction (EF) but also warrants an in-depth analysis of the aerosol–plant–temperature–EF continuum.
Final-revised paper