Articles | Volume 23, issue 13
Research article
13 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 13 Jul 2023

Does prognostic seeding along flight tracks produce the desired effects of cirrus cloud thinning?

Colin Tully, David Neubauer, Diego Villanueva, and Ulrike Lohmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1238', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Colin Tully, 29 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1238', David Mitchell, 26 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Colin Tully, 29 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Colin Tully on behalf of the Authors (29 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Apr 2023) by Xiaohong Liu
RR by David Mitchell (19 Apr 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 May 2023)
ED: Publish as is (10 May 2023) by Xiaohong Liu
AR by Colin Tully on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This study details the first attempt with a GCM to simulate a fully prognostic aerosol species specifically for cirrus climate intervention. The new approach is in line with the real-world delivery mechanism via aircraft. However, to achieve an appreciable signal from seeding, smaller particles were needed, and their mass emissions needed to be scaled by at least a factor of 100. These biases contributed to either overseeding or small and insignificant effects in response to seeding cirrus.
Final-revised paper