Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6455–6478, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6455–6478, 2020
Research article
04 Jun 2020
Research article | 04 Jun 2020

Understanding and improving model representation of aerosol optical properties for a Chinese haze event measured during KORUS-AQ

Pablo E. Saide et al.


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ED: Publish as is (04 May 2020) by Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero
Short summary
Air quality forecasts over the Korean Peninsula captured aerosol optical depth but largely overpredicted surface PM during a Chinese haze transport event. Model deficiency was related to the calculation of optical properties. In order to improve it, aerosol size representation needs to be refined in the calculations, and the representation of aerosol properties, such as size distribution, chemical composition, refractive index, hygroscopicity parameter, and density, needs to be improved.
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