Articles | Volume 22, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9199–9213, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9199-2022

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9199–9213, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9199-2022
Research article
18 Jul 2022
Research article | 18 Jul 2022

Light absorption by brown carbon over the South-East Atlantic Ocean

Lu Zhang 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-2021-1000', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-1000', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Feb 2022
  • AC1: 'Response to comments on acp-2021-1000', Lu Zhang, 07 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lu Zhang on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Jun 2022) by Frank Eckardt
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Short summary
Widespread biomass burning (BB) events occur annually in Africa and contribute ~ 1 / 3 of global BB emissions, which contain a large family of light-absorbing organics, known as brown carbon (BrC), whose absorption of incident radiation is difficult to estimate, leading to large uncertainties in the global radiative forcing estimation. This study quantifies the BrC absorption of aged BB particles and highlights the potential presence of absorbing iron oxides in this climatically important region.
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