Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12961–12982, 2016

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12961–12982, 2016

Research article 20 Oct 2016

Research article | 20 Oct 2016

Observations and regional modeling of aerosol optical properties, speciation and size distribution over Northern Africa and western Europe

Laurent Menut et al.

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The aerosol is modelled during the summer 2013 with the WRF and CHIMERE models and over a large area encompassing Africa, Mediterranean sea and west Europe. The modelled aerosol is compared to available measurements such as the AERONET and EMEP networks. The model ability to estimate the aerosol speciation and size distribution is quantified.
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