Articles | Volume 18, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16747–16774, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16747-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16747–16774, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16747-2018

Research article 27 Nov 2018

Research article | 27 Nov 2018

Aerosol water parameterization: long-term evaluation and importance for climate studies

Swen Metzger et al.

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This paper discusses the importance of aerosol water for aerosol optical depth calculations using a long-term evaluation of the global chemistry climate and Earth system model EMAC through a comparison of EQSAM4clim and ISORROPIA II with observations at climate timescales. Sensitivity studies with different levels of chemical aging and associated water uptake demonstrate the importance of aerosol water for climate modeling studies.
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