Articles | Volume 23, issue 15
Research article
09 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2023

Comparison of methods to estimate aerosol effective radiative forcings in climate models

Mark D. Zelinka, Christopher J. Smith, Yi Qin, and Karl E. Taylor


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-689', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-689', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 May 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-689', Mark Zelinka, 19 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mark Zelinka on behalf of the Authors (20 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (22 Jun 2023) by Yuan Wang
AR by Mark Zelinka on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2023)
Short summary
The primary uncertainty in how strongly Earth's climate has been perturbed by human activities comes from the unknown radiative impact of aerosol changes. Accurately quantifying these forcings – and their sub-components – in climate models is crucial for understanding the past and future simulated climate. In this study we describe biases in previously published estimates of aerosol radiative forcing in climate models and provide corrected estimates along with code for users to compute them.
Final-revised paper