Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9413–9433, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9413-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9413–9433, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-9413-2015

Research article 24 Aug 2015

Research article | 24 Aug 2015

Current model capabilities for simulating black carbon and sulfate concentrations in the Arctic atmosphere: a multi-model evaluation using a comprehensive measurement data set

S. Eckhardt et al.

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The concentrations of sulfate, black carbon and other aerosols in the Arctic are characterized by high values in late winter and spring (so-called Arctic Haze) and low values in summer. Models have long been struggling to capture this seasonality. In this study, we evaluate sulfate and BC concentrations from different updated models and emissions against a comprehensive pan-Arctic measurement data set. We find that the models improved but still struggle to get the maximum concentrations.
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