Articles | Volume 23, issue 5
Research article
06 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2023

Late summer transition from a free-tropospheric to boundary layer source of Aitken mode aerosol in the high Arctic

Ruth Price, Andrea Baccarini, Julia Schmale, Paul Zieger, Ian M. Brooks, Paul Field, and Ken S. Carslaw


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'emissions of HIO3?', Rolf Sander, 30 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Ruth Price, 05 Dec 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1079', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1079', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Dec 2022
  • CC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1079', Caroline Leck, 14 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ruth Price on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Feb 2023) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
AR by Ruth Price on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Arctic clouds can control how much energy is absorbed by the surface or reflected back to space. Using a computer model of the atmosphere we investigated the formation of atmospheric particles that allow cloud droplets to form. We found that particles formed aloft are transported to the lowest part of the Arctic atmosphere and that this is a key source of particles. Our results have implications for the way Arctic clouds will behave in the future as climate change continues to impact the region.
Final-revised paper