Articles | Volume 22, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9299–9311, 2022

Special issue: The role of fire in the Earth system: understanding interactions...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9299–9311, 2022
Research article
20 Jul 2022
Research article | 20 Jul 2022

Radiative impacts of the Australian bushfires 2019–2020 – Part 1: Large-scale radiative forcing

Pasquale Sellitto et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-42', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-42', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Apr 2022
  • AC1: 'Reply to reviewers on egusphere-2022-42', Pasquale Sellitto, 13 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Pasquale Sellitto on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2022) by Eduardo Landulfo
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Jun 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Jun 2022)
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2022) by Eduardo Landulfo
Short summary
As a consequence of extreme heat and drought, record-breaking wildfires ravaged south-eastern Australia during the fire season in 2019–2020. Fires injected a smoke plume very high up to the stratosphere, which dispersed quite quickly to the whole Southern Hemisphere and interacted with solar radiation, reflecting and absorbing part of it – thus producing impacts on the climate system. Here we estimate this impact on radiation and we study how it depends on the properties and ageing of the plume.
Final-revised paper