Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9949–9967, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9949-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9949–9967, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9949-2022
Research article
03 Aug 2022
Research article | 03 Aug 2022

Arctic spring and summertime aerosol optical depth baseline from long-term observations and model reanalyses – Part 2: Statistics of extreme AOD events, and implications for the impact of regional biomass burning processes

Peng Xian 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-2021-805', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-805', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by P. Xian on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2022) by Hailong Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Mar 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 May 2022) by Hailong Wang
AR by P. Xian on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 May 2022) by Hailong Wang
Short summary
The study provides a baseline Arctic spring and summertime aerosol optical depth climatology, trend, and extreme event statistics from 2003 to 2019 using a combination of aerosol reanalyses, remote sensing, and ground observations. Biomass burning smoke has an overwhelming contribution to black carbon (an efficient climate forcer) compared to anthropogenic sources. Burning's large interannual variability and increasing summer trend have important implications for the Arctic climate.
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