Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Research article
16 May 2023
Research article |  | 16 May 2023

Impact of solar geoengineering on wildfires in the 21st century in CESM2/WACCM6

Wenfu Tang, Simone Tilmes, David M. Lawrence, Fang Li, Cenlin He, Louisa K. Emmons, Rebecca R. Buchholz, and Lili Xia


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Peer Review: Impact of Solar Geoengineering on Wildfires in the 21st Century in CESM2/WACCM6', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-834', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Wenfu Tang on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (15 Apr 2023) by Dominick Spracklen
AR by Wenfu Tang on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2023)

The requested paper has a corresponding corrigendum published. Please read the corrigendum first before downloading the article.

Short summary
Globally, total wildfire burned area is projected to increase over the 21st century under scenarios without geoengineering and decrease under the two geoengineering scenarios. Geoengineering reduces fire by decreasing surface temperature and wind speed and increasing relative humidity and soil water. However, geoengineering also yields reductions in precipitation, which offset some of the fire reduction.
Final-revised paper