Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14871–14891, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14871-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14871–14891, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14871-2021

Research article 07 Oct 2021

Research article | 07 Oct 2021

Changes in stratospheric aerosol extinction coefficient after the 2018 Ambae eruption as seen by OMPS-LP and MAECHAM5-HAM

Elizaveta Malinina et al.

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OMI/Aura Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Total Column 1-orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 C. Li, N. A. Krotkov, P. Leonard, and J. Joiner https://doi.org/10.5067/Aura/OMI/DATA2022

OMPS-NPP L2 NM Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Total and Tropospheric Column swath orbital V2 K. Yang https://doi.org/10.5067/A9O02ZH0J94R

MLS/Aura Level 2 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Mixing Ratio V004 (ML2SO2) at GES DISC NASA's Earthdata https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search?p=C1251101777-GES_DISC&q=ML2SO2_004

SAGE III/ISS L2 Solar Event Species Profiles (HDF-EOS) V051 NASA's Earthdata https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search/granules?p=C1576312558-LARC&fpj=SAGE\%20III/ISS&as[project][0]=SAGE\%20III/ISS&tl=1574370747!4!!

MLS/Aura Level 2 Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Mixing Ratio V004 W. Read and N. Livesey https://doi.org/10.5067/Aura/MLS/DATA2020

ECHAM-HAM data for: Changes in stratospheric aerosol extinction coefficient after the 2018 Ambae eruption as seen by OMPS-LP and ECHAM5-HAM U. Niemeier and E. Malinina http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=DKRZ_LTA_550_ds00006

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In the paper, changes in the stratospheric aerosol loading after the 2018 Ambae eruption were analyzed using OMPS-LP observations. The eruption was also simulated with the MAECHAM5-HAM global climate model. Generally, the model and observations agree very well. We attribute the good consistency of the results to a precisely determined altitude and mass of the volcanic injection, as well as nudging of the meteorological data. The radiative forcing from the eruption was estimated to be −0.13 W m−2.
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