Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Model evaluation paper
16 Sep 2020
Model evaluation paper |  | 16 Sep 2020

Modelling mineral dust emissions and atmospheric dispersion with MADE3 in EMAC v2.54

Christof G. Beer, Johannes Hendricks, Mattia Righi, Bernd Heinold, Ina Tegen, Silke Groß, Daniel Sauer, Adrian Walser, and Bernadett Weinzierl


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AR by Christof Gerhard Beer on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Jul 2020) by Samuel Remy
AR by Christof Gerhard Beer on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Mineral dust aerosol plays an important role in the climate system. Previously, dust emissions have often been represented in global models by prescribed monthly-mean emission fields representative of a specific year. We now apply an online calculation of wind-driven dust emissions. This results in an improved agreement with observations, due to a better representation of the highly variable dust emissions. Increasing the model resolution led to an additional performance gain.