Articles | Volume 23, issue 11
Research article
09 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 09 Jun 2023

Uncertainty in parameterized convection remains a key obstacle for estimating surface fluxes of carbon dioxide

Andrew E. Schuh and Andrew R. Jacobson


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-616', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Andrew Schuh, 06 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-616', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Dec 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Andrew Schuh, 06 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Andrew Schuh on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Feb 2023) by Aurélien Podglajen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Feb 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Mar 2023) by Aurélien Podglajen
AR by Andrew Schuh on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
A comparison of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations resulting from two different atmospheric transport models showed large differences in predicted concentrations with significant space–time correlations. The vertical mixing of long-lived trace gases by convection was determined to be the main driver of these differences. The resulting uncertainty was deemed significant to the application of using atmospheric gradients of carbon dioxide to estimate surface fluxes of carbon dioxide.
Final-revised paper