Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
Research article
24 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2023

An attribution of the low single-scattering albedo of biomass burning aerosol over the southeastern Atlantic

Amie Dobracki, Paquita Zuidema, Steven G. Howell, Pablo Saide, Steffen Freitag, Allison C. Aiken, Sharon P. Burton, Arthur J. Sedlacek III, Jens Redemann, and Robert Wood


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-501', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-501', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Dec 2022
  • AC1: 'Response to reviewers of acp-2022-501', Paquita Zuidema, 01 Feb 2023
  • AC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-501: response to additional review', Paquita Zuidema, 29 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Paquita Zuidema on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (02 Feb 2023)  Supplement 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (02 Feb 2023)  Author's tracked changes 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Feb 2023) by Andreas Petzold
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Feb 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Mar 2023) by Andreas Petzold
AR by Paquita Zuidema on behalf of the Authors (31 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Apr 2023) by Andreas Petzold
AR by Paquita Zuidema on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Southern Africa produces approximately one-third of the world’s carbon from fires. The thick smoke layer can flow westward, interacting with the southeastern Atlantic cloud deck. The net radiative impact can alter regional circulation patterns, impacting rainfall over Africa. We find that the smoke is highly absorbing of sunlight, mostly because it contains more black carbon than smoke over the Northern Hemisphere.
Final-revised paper