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Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5897–5915, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5897-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5897–5915, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5897-2020
Model evaluation paper
30 Nov 2020
Model evaluation paper | 30 Nov 2020

Sensitivity of aerosol optical properties to the aerosol size distribution over central Europe and the Mediterranean Basin using the WRF-Chem v.3.9.1.1 coupled model

Laura Palacios-Peña et al.

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The main objective of this work is to study the impact of the representation of aerosol size distribution on aerosol optical properties over central Europe and the Mediterranean Basin during a summertime aerosol episode using the WRF-Chem online model. Results reveal that the reduction in the standard deviation of the accumulation mode leads to the largest impacts on aerosol optical depth (AOD) representation due to a transfer of particles from the accumulation mode to the coarse mode.