Articles | Volume 22, issue 14
Research article
19 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 19 Jul 2022

Quantifying the effects of mixing state on aerosol optical properties

Yu Yao, Jeffrey H. Curtis, Joseph Ching, Zhonghua Zheng, and Nicole Riemer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-131', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-131', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yu Yao on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Jun 2022) by Dantong Liu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jun 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish as is (04 Jul 2022) by Dantong Liu
AR by Yu Yao on behalf of the Authors (05 Jul 2022)
Short summary
Investigating the impacts of aerosol mixing state on aerosol optical properties has a long history from both the modeling and experimental perspective. In this study, we used particle-resolved simulations as a benchmark to determine the error in optical properties when using simplified aerosol representations. We found that errors in single scattering albedo due to the internal mixture assumptions can have substantial effects on calculating aerosol direct radiative forcing.
Final-revised paper