Articles | Volume 23, issue 21
Research article
07 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 07 Nov 2023

Assessing the destructiveness of tropical cyclones induced by anthropogenic aerosols in an atmosphere–ocean coupled framework

Yun Lin, Yuan Wang, Jen-Shan Hsieh, Jonathan H. Jiang, Qiong Su, Lijun Zhao, Michael Lavallee, and Renyi Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1029', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1029', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yuan Wang on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2023) by Hang Su
AR by Yuan Wang on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Tropical cyclones (TCs) can cause catastrophic damage to coastal regions. We used a numerical model that explicitly simulates aerosol–cloud interaction and atmosphere–ocean coupling. We show that aerosols and ocean coupling work together to make TC storms bigger but weaker. Moreover, TCs in polluted air have more rainfall and higher sea levels, leading to more severe storm surges and flooding. Our research highlights the roles of aerosols and ocean-coupling feedbacks in TC hazard assessment.
Final-revised paper