Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3303–3326, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3303-2015

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3303–3326, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3303-2015

Research article 24 Mar 2015

Research article | 24 Mar 2015

Dust aerosol radiative effects during summer 2012 simulated with a coupled regional aerosol–atmosphere–ocean model over the Mediterranean

P. Nabat et al.

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This paper uses an original approach based on a coupled regional aerosol--atmosphere--ocean model to study the dust radiative effects over the Mediterranean in summer 2012. After an evaluation of the prognostic aerosol scheme, the dust aerosol daily variability is shown to improve the simulated surface radiation and temperature at the daily scale. It has also a significant impact on the summer average, thus highlighting the importance of a relevant representation of aerosols in climate models.
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