Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10887–10904, 2015

Special issue: NETCARE (Network on Aerosols and Climate: Addressing Key Uncertainties...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10887–10904, 2015

Research article 30 Sep 2015

Research article | 30 Sep 2015

Simulation of black carbon in snow and its climate impact in the Canadian Global Climate Model

M. Namazi et al.


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AR by Knut von Salzen on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Sep 2015) by Hailong Wang
Short summary
A new parameterization of black carbon in snow in the Canadian Atmospheric Global Climate Model provides realistic simulations of radiative forcings. BC emissions and simulated BC concentrations in snow have changed substantially in recent decades. However, simulated impacts of changes in BC concentrations in snow from 1950-1959 to 2000-2009 on snow reflectivity and snow extent in the Northern Hemisphere are very small, with few regional exceptions, in contrast to results from earlier studies.
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