Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13165–13185, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13165-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13165–13185, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13165-2017

Research article 07 Nov 2017

Research article | 07 Nov 2017

Unveiling aerosol–cloud interactions – Part 2: Minimising the effects of aerosol swelling and wet scavenging in ECHAM6-HAM2 for comparison to satellite data

David Neubauer et al.

Data sets

AATSR Multimission land and sea surface data, version 2.1, NERC Earth Observation Data Centre European Space Agency http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/1d0c047ea3ced97cc7e988d7d286052a

Short summary
When aerosol particles take up water their number may seem to be increased optically. However if aerosol particles are removed by precipitation (formation) their numbers will decrease. We applied methods to account for such effects in model and satellite data to analyse the change in cloud properties by changes in aerosol particle number. The agreement of model and satellite data improves when these effects are accounted for.
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