Articles | Volume 22, issue 13
Research article
07 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 07 Jul 2022

Seasonal variations in fire conditions are important drivers in the trend of aerosol optical properties over the south-eastern Atlantic

Haochi Che, Michal Segal-Rozenhaimer, Lu Zhang, Caroline Dang, Paquita Zuidema, Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Xiaoye Zhang, and Connor Flynn


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-160', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-160', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Apr 2022
  • AC1: 'Responses to comments from both reviewers', Haochi Che, 09 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Haochi Che on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2022) by Lynn M. Russell
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Jun 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jun 2022)
ED: Publish as is (16 Jun 2022) by Lynn M. Russell
Short summary
A 17-month in situ study on Ascension Island found low single-scattering albedo and strong absorption enhancement of the marine boundary layer aerosols during biomass burnings on the African continent, along with apparent patterns of regular monthly variability. We further discuss the characteristics and drivers behind these changes and find that biomass burning conditions in Africa may be the main factor influencing the optical properties of marine boundary aerosols.
Final-revised paper