Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5701–5724, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5701-2022

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5701–5724, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5701-2022
Research article
02 May 2022
Research article | 02 May 2022

Smoke in the river: an Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds in southern Africa (AEROCLO-sA) case study

Cyrille Flamant et al.

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-939', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-939', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Mar 2022

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marco Gaetani on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Apr 2022) by Jérôme Riedi
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Short summary
Rivers of smoke extend from tropical southern Africa towards the Indian Ocean during the winter fire season, controlled by the interaction of tropical easterly waves, and westerly waves at mid latitudes. During the AEROCLO-sA field campaign in 2017, a river of smoke was directly observed over Namibia. In this paper, the evolution and atmospheric drivers of the river of smoke are described, and the role of a mid-latitude cut-off low in lifting the smoke to the upper troposphere is highlighted.
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