Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3707–3731, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3707-2019

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3707–3731, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3707-2019
Research article
22 Mar 2019
Research article | 22 Mar 2019

Model simulation of ammonium and nitrate aerosols distribution in the Euro-Mediterranean region and their radiative and climatic effects over 1979–2016

Thomas Drugé et al.

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Among the different aerosols affecting the Euro-Mediterranean region, ammonium and nitrate (A&N) aerosols are expected to have a growing impact on regional climate. In this study, these aerosols have been introduced in the prognostic aerosol scheme of the ALADIN-Climate regional model. Results show that since 2005 over Europe, A&N aerosol optical depth is higher than sulfate and organics and they are responsible for a cooling of about −0.2 °C over Europe during summer.
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