Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11159–11183, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11159–11183, 2019

Research article 04 Sep 2019

Research article | 04 Sep 2019

The importance of the representation of air pollution emissions for the modeled distribution and radiative effects of black carbon in the Arctic

Jacob Schacht et al.

Data sets

ECHAM-HAM simulations for evaluation and quantification of BC effects in the Arctic under different emission data sets J. Schacht, H. Bernd, and I. Tegen

Short summary
The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of Earth. Black carbon (BC) aerosol contributes to this Arctic amplification by direct and indirect aerosol radiative effects while distributed in air or deposited on snow and ice. The aerosol-climate model ECHAM-HAM is used to estimate direct aerosol radiative effect (DRE). Airborne and near-surface BC measurements are used to evaluate the model and give an uncertainty range for the burden and DRE of Arctic BC caused by different emission inventories.
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