Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
27 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2021

Empirically derived parameterizations of the direct aerosol radiative effect based on ORACLES aircraft observations

Sabrina P. Cochrane, K. Sebastian Schmidt, Hong Chen, Peter Pilewskie, Scott Kittelman, Jens Redemann, Samuel LeBlanc, Kristina Pistone, Meloë Kacenelenbogen, Michal Segal Rozenhaimer, Yohei Shinozuka, Connor Flynn, Amie Dobracki, Paquita Zuidema, Steven Howell, Steffen Freitag, and Sarah Doherty


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AR by Sabrina Cochrane on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Nov 2020) by Piet Stammes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2020) by Piet Stammes
Short summary
Based on observations from the 2016 and 2017 field campaigns of ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS), this work establishes an observationally driven link from mid-visible aerosol optical depth (AOD) and other scene parameters to broadband shortwave irradiance (and by extension the direct aerosol radiative effect, DARE). The majority of the case-to-case DARE variability within the ORACLES dataset is attributable to the dependence on AOD and scene albedo.