Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 87–128, 2021

Special issue: The Aerosol Chemistry Model Intercomparison Project...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 87–128, 2021

Research article 06 Jan 2021

Research article | 06 Jan 2021

AeroCom phase III multi-model evaluation of the aerosol life cycle and optical properties using ground- and space-based remote sensing as well as surface in situ observations

Jonas Gliß et al.

Model code and software

metno/pyaerocom: Version 0.10.0 (Version v0.10.0) J. Gliß, E. Gallefoss, H. Brenna, J. Griesfeller, A. Mortier, H. Svennevik, A.-L. Sjur, and M. Schulz

Short summary
Simulated aerosol optical properties as well as the aerosol life cycle are investigated for 14 global models participating in the AeroCom initiative. Considerable diversity is found in the simulated aerosol species emissions and lifetimes, also resulting in a large diversity in the simulated aerosol mass, composition, and optical properties. A comparison with observations suggests that, on average, current models underestimate the direct effect of aerosol on the atmosphere radiation budget.
Final-revised paper