Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Research article
21 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 21 Mar 2022

Identifying chemical aerosol signatures using optical suborbital observations: how much can optical properties tell us about aerosol composition?

Meloë S. F. Kacenelenbogen, Qian Tan, Sharon P. Burton, Otto P. Hasekamp, Karl D. Froyd, Yohei Shinozuka, Andreas J. Beyersdorf, Luke Ziemba, Kenneth L. Thornhill, Jack E. Dibb, Taylor Shingler, Armin Sorooshian, Reed W. Espinosa, Vanderlei Martins, Jose L. Jimenez, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Joshua P. Schwarz, Matthew S. Johnson, Jens Redemann, and Gregory L. Schuster


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-761', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-761', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-761', Meloe Kacenelenbogen, 21 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Meloe Kacenelenbogen on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jan 2022) by Yafang Cheng
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (09 Feb 2022) by Yafang Cheng
Short summary
The impact of aerosols on Earth's radiation budget and human health is important and strongly depends on their composition. One desire of our scientific community is to derive the composition of the aerosol from satellite sensors. However, satellites observe aerosol optical properties (and not aerosol composition) based on remote sensing instrumentation. This study assesses how much aerosol optical properties can tell us about aerosol composition.
Final-revised paper