Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2633–2647, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-2633-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2633–2647, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-2633-2018

Model evaluation paper 06 Jul 2018

Model evaluation paper | 06 Jul 2018

Stratospheric aerosol evolution after Pinatubo simulated with a coupled size-resolved aerosol–chemistry–climate model, SOCOL-AERv1.0

Timofei Sukhodolov et al.

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The Pinatubo eruption in 1991 is the strongest directly observed volcanic event. In a series of experiments, we simulate its influence on the stratospheric aerosol layer using a state-of-the-art aerosol–chemistry–climate model, SOCOL-AERv1.0, and compare our results to observations. We show that SOCOL-AER reproduces the most important atmospheric effects and can therefore be used to study the climate effects of future volcanic eruptions and geoengineering by artificial sulfate aerosol.