Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Model evaluation paper
02 Jan 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 02 Jan 2023

Towards an improved representation of carbonaceous aerosols over the Indian monsoon region in a regional climate model: RegCM

Sudipta Ghosh, Sagnik Dey, Sushant Das, Nicole Riemer, Graziano Giuliani, Dilip Ganguly, Chandra Venkataraman, Filippo Giorgi, Sachchida Nand Tripathi, Srikanthan Ramachandran, Thazhathakal Ayyappen Rajesh, Harish Gadhavi, and Atul Kumar Srivastava


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-330', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-330', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sagnik Dey on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Jul 2022) by Holger Tost
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Oct 2022) by Holger Tost
AR by Sagnik Dey on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Accurate representation of aerosols in climate models is critical for minimizing the uncertainty in climate projections. Here, we implement region-specific emission fluxes and a more accurate scheme for carbonaceous aerosol ageing processes in a regional climate model (RegCM4) and show that it improves model performance significantly against in situ, reanalysis, and satellite data over the Indian subcontinent. We recommend improving the model performance before using them for climate studies.