Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Research article
12 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2023

The effect of ash, water vapor, and heterogeneous chemistry on the evolution of a Pinatubo-size volcanic cloud

Mohamed Abdelkader, Georgiy Stenchikov, Andrea Pozzer, Holger Tost, and Jos Lelieveld


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-177', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mohamed AbdelKader, 23 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-177', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mohamed AbdelKader, 25 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mohamed AbdelKader on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Oct 2022) by Zhanqing Li
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2022) by Zhanqing Li
Short summary
We study the effect of injected volcanic ash, water vapor, and SO2 on the development of the volcanic cloud and the stratospheric aerosol optical depth (AOD). Both are sensitive to the initial injection height and to the aging of the volcanic ash shaped by heterogeneous chemistry coupled with the ozone cycle. The paper explains the large differences in AOD for different injection scenarios, which could improve the estimate of the radiative forcing of volcanic eruptions.
Final-revised paper