Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Research article
06 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 06 Dec 2022

Importance of size representation and morphology in modelling optical properties of black carbon: comparison between laboratory measurements and model simulations

Baseerat Romshoo, Mira Pöhlker, Alfred Wiedensohler, Sascha Pfeifer, Jorge Saturno, Andreas Nowak, Krzysztof Ciupek, Paul Quincey, Konstantina Vasilatou, Michaela N. Ess, Maria Gini, Konstantinos Eleftheriadis, Chris Robins, François Gaie-Levrel, and Thomas Müller


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-573', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', baseerat romshoo, 11 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-573', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', baseerat romshoo, 11 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by baseerat romshoo on behalf of the Authors (06 Nov 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Nov 2022) by Pierre Herckes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish as is (16 Nov 2022) by Pierre Herckes
AR by baseerat romshoo on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Black carbon (BC) is often assumed to be spherically shaped, causing uncertainties in its optical properties when modelled. This study investigates different modelling techniques for the optical properties of BC by comparing them to laboratory measurements. We provide experimental support for emphasizing the use of appropriate size representation (polydisperse size method) and morphological representation (aggregate morphology) for optical modelling and parameterization scheme development of BC.