Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14657–14685, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14657-2016

Special issue: South AMerican Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14657–14685, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14657-2016

Research article 24 Nov 2016

Research article | 24 Nov 2016

Evaluation of biomass burning aerosols in the HadGEM3 climate model with observations from the SAMBBA field campaign

Ben T. Johnson et al.

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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (06 Oct 2016) by Gunnar Myhre
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Oct 2016) by Gunnar Myhre
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Biomass burning is a large source of carbonaceous aerosols, which scatter and absorb solar radiation, and modify cloud properties. We evaluate the simulation of biomass burning aerosol processes and properties in the HadGEM3 climate model using observations, including those from the South American Biomass Burning Analysis. We find that modelled aerosol optical depths are underestimated unless aerosol emissions (Global Fire Emission Database v3) are increased by a factor of 1.6–2.0.
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