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Magnitude, frequency and climate forcing of global volcanism during the last glacial period as seen in Greenland and Antarctic ice cores (60–9 ka)
- Final revised paper (published on 15 Mar 2022)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 09 Aug 2021)
- Supplement to the preprint
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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CC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Alan Robock, 14 Aug 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Jiamei Lin, 23 Nov 2021
RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Chaochao Gao, 29 Aug 2021
- AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Jiamei Lin, 23 Nov 2021
RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Eric Wolff, 02 Sep 2021
- AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Jiamei Lin, 23 Nov 2021
CC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-100', Jihong Cole-Dai, 05 Sep 2021
- AC4: 'Reply on CC2', Jiamei Lin, 23 Nov 2021
CC3: 'Comment on cp-2021-100 (Thomas Aubry, Lauren Marshall and Anja Schmidt)', Thomas Aubry, 28 Sep 2021
- AC5: 'Reply on CC3', Jiamei Lin, 23 Nov 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Dec 2021) by Matthew Toohey
AR by Jiamei Lin on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Dec 2021) by Matthew Toohey
RR by Eric Wolff (20 Dec 2021)
RR by Chaochao Gao (23 Dec 2021)
RR by Jihong Cole-Dai (31 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jan 2022) by Matthew Toohey
AR by Jiamei Lin on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2022)  Author's response Manuscript
AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Jiamei Lin on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2022) Author's adjustment Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (06 Mar 2022) by Matthew Toohey
This looks like an excellent paper, but I noticed a few things that could be improved.
In the abstract, change “The frequency of eruptions larger than the typical VEI-7 (VEI-8) eruption by the comparison of sulfur emission strength is found to be 5.3 (7) times higher than estimated from geological evidence.” to “The frequency of eruptions with sulfur emissions larger than the typical VEI-7 eruption is found to be 5.3 times higher than estimated from geological evidence, and for VEI-8 eruptions it is 7 times higher.” Using parentheses to save space only serves to confuse and make it difficult to read. Furthermore, the sentence is awkwardly constructed. But VEI is not an index of sulfur emission. Why use VEI at all when discussing the impacts of volcanic eruptions on climate?
It would be much easier for reviewers if you put the table and figure captions on the same page as the tables and figures.
Table 1 uses acronyms that are not defined. What are NHHL, SH, or LL?
Table 2 needs to be corrected. Radiative forcing from volcanic eruptions is negative. For example, for those with forcing larger than Tambora, they are for forcing < –17 W m‑2.
The notation in Fig. 6 needs correction. The correct unit for radiative forcing is W m‑2, with W capitalized, and m not in italics. Italics are for variables, and not for units. Similarly, km should not be in italics.
Review by Alan Robock