Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Research article
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24 May 2016
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 24 May 2016

Will a perfect model agree with perfect observations? The impact of spatial sampling

Nick A. J. Schutgens, Edward Gryspeerdt, Natalie Weigum, Svetlana Tsyro, Daisuke Goto, Michael Schulz, and Philip Stier

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Spatio-temporal variability in aerosol Nick Schutgens

Short summary
We show that evaluating global aerosol model data with observations of very different spatial scales (200 vs. 10 km) can lead to large discrepancies, solely due to different spatial sampling. Strategies for reducing these sampling errors are developed and tested using a set of high-resolution model simulations.
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