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Research article
27 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 27 Feb 2015

Real-case simulations of aerosol–cloud interactions in ship tracks over the Bay of Biscay

A. Possner, E. Zubler, U. Lohmann, and C. Schär

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For the first time, real-case simulations of ship tracks are performed at the 2km scale and evaluated against observations. Simulations show that ship tracks are quantitatively and qualitatively captured by the model. Therefore, this approach could be used to evaluate the interplay between parameterisations for aerosol–cloud interactions which occur, in the case of ship tracks, in spatially defined regions and under constrained environmental conditions.
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