Articles | Volume 23, issue 23
Research article
07 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 07 Dec 2023

Strong aerosol cooling alone does not explain cold-biased mid-century temperatures in CMIP6 models

Clare Marie Flynn, Linnea Huusko, Angshuman Modak, and Thorsten Mauritsen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1613', Christopher Smith, 07 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1613', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Aug 2023
  • AC1: 'Author Comment on egusphere-2023-1613', Clare Flynn, 12 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Clare Flynn on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2023)  Author's response 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (13 Oct 2023)  Author's tracked changes 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (13 Oct 2023)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (13 Oct 2023) by Paulo Ceppi
AR by Clare Flynn on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2023)
Short summary
The latest-generation climate models show surprisingly cold mid-20th century global-mean temperatures, often despite exhibiting more realistic late 20th/early 21st century temperatures. A too-strong aerosol forcing in many models was thought to the be primary cause of these too-cold mid-century temperatures, but this was found to only be a partial explanation. This also partly undermines the hope to construct a strong relationship between the mid-century temperatures and aerosol forcing.
Final-revised paper