Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1443-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1443-2018
Development and technical paper
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16 Apr 2018
Development and technical paper |  | 16 Apr 2018

The impact of precipitation evaporation on the atmospheric aerosol distribution in EC-Earth v3.2.0

Marco de Bruine, Maarten Krol, Twan van Noije, Philippe Le Sager, and Thomas Röckmann

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Precipitation evaporation (PE) and subsequent aerosol resuspension (AR) are currently ignored or implemented only crudely in GCMs. This research introduces PE to Earth system model EC-Earth and explores ways to treat AR and the impact on global aerosol burden. Simple 1:1 scaling of AR with PE leads to an increase (+8 to 15.9 %). Taking into account raindrop size distribution and/or accounting for in-rain aerosol processing decreases aerosol burden -1.5 to 6.2 % and -10 to -11 %, respectively.