Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Development and technical paper
15 Feb 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 15 Feb 2023

AerSett v1.0: a simple and straightforward model for the settling speed of big spherical atmospheric aerosols

Sylvain Mailler, Laurent Menut, Arineh Cholakian, and Romain Pennel


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-247', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sylvain Mailler, 13 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-247', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sylvain Mailler, 13 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sylvain Mailler on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Feb 2023) by Samuel Remy
Short summary
Large or even giant particles of mineral dust exist in the atmosphere but, so far, solving an non-linear equation was needed to calculate the speed at which they fall in the atmosphere. The model we present, AerSett v1.0 (AERosol SETTling version 1.0), provides a new and simple way of calculating their free-fall velocity in the atmosphere, which will be useful to anyone trying to understand and represent adequately the transport of giant dust particles by the wind.