Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2113–2126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2113-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2113–2126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2113-2021

Methods for assessment of models 23 Apr 2021

Methods for assessment of models | 23 Apr 2021

Effects of black carbon morphology on brown carbon absorption estimation: from numerical aspects

Jie Luo et al.

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AR by Qixing Zhang on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Feb 2021) by Christina McCluskey
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2021) by Christina McCluskey

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AA by Qixing Zhang on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (20 Apr 2021) by Christina McCluskey
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In this work, we developed a numerical method to investigate the effects of black carbon (BC) morphology on the estimation of brown carbon (BrC) absorption using the absorption Ångström exponent (AAE) method. We found that BC morphologies have significant impacts on the estimated BrC absorptions. Moreover, we have demonstrated under what conditions the AAE methods can provide good or bad estimations and explored the reasons for why the good or bad estimations were caused.