Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14591–14630, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14591-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14591–14630, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14591-2021

Research article 04 Oct 2021

Research article | 04 Oct 2021

Aerosol properties and aerosol–radiation interactions in clear-sky conditions over Germany

Jonas Witthuhn et al.

Data sets

Dataset for the publication: "Aerosol properties and aerosol-radiation interactions in clear sky conditions over Germany" Jonas Witthuhn, Anja Hünerbein, Florian Filipitsch, Stefan Wacker, Stefanie Meilinger, and Hartwig Deneke https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4892730

CAMS global reanalysis (EAC4) A. Inness, M. Ades, A. Agustí-Panareda, J. Barré, A. Benedictow, A.-M. Blechschmidt, J. J. Dominguez, R. Engelen, H. Eskes, J. Flemming, V. Huijnen, L. Jones, Z. Kipling, S. Massart, M. Parrington, V.-H. Peuch, M. Razinger, S. Remy, M. Schulz, and M. Suttie https://ads.atmosphere.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/cams-global-reanalysis-eac4?tab=overview

An aerosol climatology for global models based on the tropospheric aerosol scheme in the Integrated Forecasting System of ECMWF A. Bozzo, A. Benedetti, J. Flemming, Z. Kipling, and S. Rémy https://doi.org/10.24380/jgs8-sc58

The Satellite Application Facility for Land Surface Analysis (http://lsa-saf.eumetsat.int) I. F. Trigo, C. C. Dacamara, P. Viterbo, J.-L. Roujean, F. Olesen, C. Barroso, F. C. de Coca, D. Carrer, S. C. Freitas, J. García-Haro, B. Geiger, F. Gellens-Meulenberghs, N. Ghilain, J. Meliá, L. Pessanha, N. Siljamo, and A. Arboleda https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161003743199

Model code and software

jonas-witthuhn/Aerosol-REari-Germany-2015: Source code for the publication: "Aerosol properties and aerosol-radiation interactions in clear sky conditions over Germany" Jonas Witthuhn https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5347706

Bright-Sun: A globally applicable 1-min irradiance clear-sky detection model (https://github.com/JamieMBright/csd-library) J. M. Bright, X. Sun, C. A. Gueymard, B. Acord, P. Wang, and N. A. Engerer https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.109706

A Flexible and Efficient Radiation Scheme for the ECMWF Model (https://github.com/ecmwf/ecrad) R. J. Hogan and A. Bozzo https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001364

Worldwide performance assessment of 75 global clear-sky irradiance models using Principal Component Analysis (https://github.com/JamieMBright/clear-sky-models) X. Sun, J. M. Bright, C. A. Gueymard, B. Acord, P. Wang, and N. A. Engerer https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.04.006

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Knowledge of aerosol–radiation interactions is important for understanding the climate system and for the renewable energy sector. Here, two complementary approaches are used to assess the consistency of the underlying aerosol properties and the resulting radiative effect in clear-sky conditions over Germany in 2015. An approach based on clear-sky models and broadband irradiance observations is contrasted to the use of explicit radiative transfer simulations using CAMS reanalysis data.
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