Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12845–12857, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12845-2018

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12845–12857, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12845-2018

Research article 06 Sep 2018

Research article | 06 Sep 2018

Stratospheric aerosol radiative forcing simulated by the chemistry climate model EMAC using Aerosol CCI satellite data

Christoph Brühl et al.

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Volcanic SO2 data derived from limb viewing satellites for the lower stratosphere from 1998 to 2012, and from nadir viewing satellites for the troposphere Christoph Brühl https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/SSIRC_1

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Use of multi-instrument satellite data is important to get consistent simulations of aerosol radiative forcing by a complex chemistry climate model, here with a main focus on the lower stratosphere. The satellite data at different wavelengths together with the patterns in the simulated size distribution point to a significant contribution from moist mineral dust lifted to the tropopause region by the Asian summer monsoon.
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