Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3833–3863, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3833-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3833–3863, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3833-2018

Model evaluation paper 26 Sep 2018

Model evaluation paper | 26 Sep 2018

SALSA2.0: The sectional aerosol module of the aerosol–chemistry–climate model ECHAM6.3.0-HAM2.3-MOZ1.0

Harri Kokkola et al.

Data sets

ECHAM-HAMOZ model data HAMMOZ consortium https://redmine.hammoz.ethz.ch/projects/hammoz/repository/show/echam6-hammoz/branches/fmi/fmi_trunk

MODIS data NASA https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/search/

AERONET data NASA https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/webtool_opera_v2_new

EMEP data Norwegian Institute for Air Research http://ebas.nilu.no/

IMPROVE data Colorado State University http://views.cira.colostate.edu/fed/QueryWizard/Default.aspx

AEROCE and SEAREX data (http://aerocom.met.no/download/DUST_BENCHMARK_HUNEEUS2011/conc_aeroce.prn) N. Huneeus et al. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-7781-2011

Aircraft measurement data for BC J. Prospero, M. Uematsu and D. Savoie http://aerocom.met.no/download/BC_BENCHMARK_KOCH2009/

EUSAAR size distributions (https://www.atm.helsinki.fi/eusaar/) A. Asmi et al. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.861856

Mt. Pinatubo data A. Laakso https://redmine.hammoz.ethz.ch/projects/hammoz/repository/show/echam6-hammoz/branches/fmi/fmi_trunk/gmd-2018-47

Model code and software

Standalone version of SALSA2.0 H. Kokkola, J. Tonttila, S. Romakkaniemi, T. Bergman, A. Laakso, T. Kühn, T. Mielonen, I. Kudzotsa, and T. Raatikainen https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1251668

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Short summary
In this paper we present a global aerosol–chemistry–climate model with the focus on its representation for atmospheric aerosol particles. In the model, aerosols are simulated using the aerosol module SALSA2.0, which in this paper is compared to satellite, ground, and aircraft-based observations of the properties of atmospheric aerosol. Based on this study, the model simulated aerosol properties compare well with the observations.