Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15183–15199, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15183-2018

Special issue: Global and regional assessment of intercontinental transport...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15183–15199, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15183-2018

Research article 22 Oct 2018

Research article | 22 Oct 2018

Evaluating cloud properties in an ensemble of regional online coupled models against satellite observations

Rocío Baró et al.

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Particles in the atmosphere, such as pollution, desert dust, and volcanic ash, have an impact on meteorology. They interact with incoming radiation resulting in a cooling effect of the atmosphere. Today, the use of meteorology and chemistry models help us to understand these processes, but there are a lot of uncertainties. The goal of this work is to evaluate how these interactions are represented in the models by comparing them to satellite data to see how close they are to reality.
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