Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
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, James M. Haywood, Justin M. Langridge, Eoghan Darbyshire, William T. Morgan, Kate Szpek, Jennifer K. Brooke, Franco Marenco, Hugh Coe, Paulo Artaxo, Karla M. Longo, Jane P. Mulcahy, Graham W. Mann, Mohit Dalvi, and Nicolas Bellouin


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AR by Ben Johnson on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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
Short summary
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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