Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1447–1466, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1447-2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1447–1466, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1447-2017

Development and technical paper 07 Apr 2017

Development and technical paper | 07 Apr 2017

A new aerosol wet removal scheme for the Lagrangian particle model FLEXPART v10

Henrik Grythe et al.

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A new and more physically based treatment of how removal by precipitation is calculated by FLEXPART is introduced to take into account more aspects of aerosol diversity. Also new is the definition of clouds and cloud properties. Results from simulations show good agreement with observed atmospheric concentrations for distinctly different aerosols. Atmospheric lifetimes were found to vary from a few hours (large aerosol particles) up to a month (small non-soluble particles)