Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 693–709, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-693-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 693–709, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-693-2022

Research article 17 Jan 2022

Research article | 17 Jan 2022

Distinguishing the impacts of natural and anthropogenic aerosols on global gross primary productivity through diffuse fertilization effect

Hao Zhou 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-2021-701', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-701', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xu Yue on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2021) by Dominick Spracklen
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Short summary
Aerosols enhance plant photosynthesis by increasing diffuse radiation. In this study, we found that the aerosol impacts are quite different for varied species. Scattering aerosols such as sulfate and organic carbon promote photosynthesis while absorbing aerosols such as black carbon have negative impacts. Earth system models should consider the impacts of cloud and aerosol species on terrestrial ecosystems so as to better predict carbon cycles under different emission scenarios.
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