Articles | Volume 20, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9679–9700, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9679–9700, 2020
Research article
18 Aug 2020
Research article | 18 Aug 2020

Quantifying the sensitivity of aerosol optical properties to the parameterizations of physico-chemical processes during the 2010 Russian wildfires and heatwave

Laura Palacios-Peña et al.

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It is widely known that the impact of aerosol–radiation and aerosol–cloud interactions on the radiative forcing is subject to large uncertainties. This is mainly due to the lack of understanding of aerosol optical properties and vertical distribution, whose uncertainties come from different processes. This work attempts to quantify the sensitivity of aerosol optical properties and their vertical distribution to key physico-chemical processes.
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