Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Development and technical paper
16 Nov 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 16 Nov 2022

Importance of different parameterization changes for the updated dust cycle modeling in the Community Atmosphere Model (version 6.1)

Longlei Li, Natalie M. Mahowald, Jasper F. Kok, Xiaohong Liu, Mingxuan Wu, Danny M. Leung, Douglas S. Hamilton, Louisa K. Emmons, Yue Huang, Neil Sexton, Jun Meng, and Jessica Wan


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-31', Juan Antonio Añel, 01 Mar 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-31', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-31', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Longlei Li on behalf of the Authors (01 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Sep 2022) by Samuel Remy
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish as is (14 Oct 2022) by Samuel Remy
AR by Longlei Li on behalf of the Authors (17 Oct 2022)
Short summary
This study advances mineral dust parameterizations in the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM; version 6.1). Efforts include 1) incorporating a more physically based dust emission scheme; 2) updating the dry deposition scheme; and 3) revising the gravitational settling velocity to account for dust asphericity. Substantial improvements achieved with these updates can help accurately quantify dust–climate interactions using CAM, such as the dust-radiation and dust–cloud interactions.