Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2739–2762, 2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2739–2762, 2018

Model description paper 11 Jul 2018

Model description paper | 11 Jul 2018

MOPSMAP v1.0: a versatile tool for the modeling of aerosol optical properties

Josef Gasteiger and Matthias Wiegner

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A software package has been developed to model optical properties of atmospheric aerosol ensembles based on a pre-calculated single particle data set. Spherical particles, spheroids, and a small set of irregular shapes are covered. A flexible and intuitive web interface is provided for online calculations of user-defined ensembles. The paper describes the package and outlines several applications, e.g., optical properties for aerosol size bins of an aerosol transport model.