Articles | Volume 20, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11491–11526, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11491-2020

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11491–11526, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11491-2020

Research article 07 Oct 2020

Research article | 07 Oct 2020

Modeling the smoky troposphere of the southeast Atlantic: a comparison to ORACLES airborne observations from September of 2016

Yohei Shinozuka et al.

Data sets

Suite of Aerosol, Cloud, and Related Data Acquired Aboard P3 During ORACLES 2016 ORACLES Science Team https://doi.org/10.5067/Suborbital/ORACLES/P3/2016_V

ORACLES 2016 aggregated model and observation products ORACLES Science Team https://espo.nasa.gov/sites/ default/files/box_P3ER2Models_2016mmdd_R8.nc

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In the southeast Atlantic, well-defined smoke plumes from Africa advect over marine boundary layer cloud decks; both are most extensive around September, when most of the smoke resides in the free troposphere. A framework is put forth for evaluating the performance of a range of global and regional atmospheric composition models against observations made during the NASA ORACLES (ObseRvations of Aerosols above CLouds and their intEractionS) airborne mission in September 2016.
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