Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
12 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 12 Apr 2023

On the differences in the vertical distribution of modeled aerosol optical depth over the southeastern Atlantic

Ian Chang, Lan Gao, Connor J. Flynn, Yohei Shinozuka, Sarah J. Doherty, Michael S. Diamond, Karla M. Longo, Gonzalo A. Ferrada, Gregory R. Carmichael, Patricia Castellanos, Arlindo M. da Silva, Pablo E. Saide, Calvin Howes, Zhixin Xue, Marc Mallet, Ravi Govindaraju, Qiaoqiao Wang, Yafang Cheng, Yan Feng, Sharon P. Burton, Richard A. Ferrare, Samuel E. LeBlanc, Meloë S. Kacenelenbogen, Kristina Pistone, Michal Segal-Rozenhaimer, Kerry G. Meyer, Ju-Mee Ryoo, Leonhard Pfister, Adeyemi A. Adebiyi, Robert Wood, Paquita Zuidema, Sundar A. Christopher, and Jens Redemann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-496', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ian Chang, 28 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-496', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ian Chang, 28 Feb 2023
  • EC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-496', Yves Balkanski, 17 Jan 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on EC1', Ian Chang, 28 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ian Chang on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 Mar 2023) by Yves Balkanski
AR by Ian Chang on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Abundant aerosols are present above low-level liquid clouds over the southeastern Atlantic during late austral spring. The model simulation differences in the proportion of aerosol residing in the planetary boundary layer and in the free troposphere can greatly affect the regional aerosol radiative effects. This study examines the aerosol loading and fractional aerosol loading in the free troposphere among various models and evaluates them against measurements from the NASA ORACLES campaign.
Final-revised paper