Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Research article
23 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 23 Jan 2023

Examination of aerosol indirect effects during cirrus cloud evolution

Flor Vanessa Maciel, Minghui Diao, and Ryan Patnaude


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-519', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-519', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Oct 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-519', Minghui Diao, 22 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Minghui Diao on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Dec 2022) by Matthew Lebsock
Short summary
Aerosol indirect effects on cirrus clouds are investigated during cirrus evolution, using global-scale in situ observations and climate model simulations. As cirrus evolves, the mechanisms to form ice crystals also change with time. Both small and large aerosols are found to affect cirrus properties. Southern Hemisphere cirrus appears to be more sensitive to additional aerosols. The climate model underestimates ice crystal mass, likely due to biases of relative humidity and vertical velocity.
Final-revised paper