Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Research article
29 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 29 Jul 2016

Evaluating model parameterizations of submicron aerosol scattering and absorption with in situ data from ARCTAS 2008

Matthew J. Alvarado, Chantelle R. Lonsdale, Helen L. Macintyre, Huisheng Bian, Mian Chin, David A. Ridley, Colette L. Heald, Kenneth L. Thornhill, Bruce E. Anderson, Michael J. Cubison, Jose L. Jimenez, Yutaka Kondo, Lokesh K. Sahu, Jack E. Dibb, and Chien Wang


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AR by Matthew Alvarado on behalf of the Authors (16 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jun 2016) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2016) by Veli-Matti Kerminen
Short summary
Understanding the scattering and absorption of light by aerosols is necessary for understanding air quality and climate change. We used data from the 2008 ARCTAS campaign to evaluate aerosol optical property models using a closure methodology that separates errors in these models from other errors in aerosol emissions, chemistry, or transport. We find that the models on average perform reasonably well, and make suggestions for how remaining biases could be reduced.
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