Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 6383–6423, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-6383-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 6383–6423, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-6383-2020

Model evaluation paper 21 Dec 2020

Model evaluation paper | 21 Dec 2020

Description and evaluation of aerosol in UKESM1 and HadGEM3-GC3.1 CMIP6 historical simulations

Jane P. Mulcahy et al.

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Short summary
Aerosols are an important component of the Earth system. Here, we comprehensively document and evaluate the aerosol schemes as implemented in the physical and Earth system models, HadGEM3-GC3.1 and UKESM1. This study provides a useful characterisation of the aerosol climatology in both models, facilitating the understanding of the numerous aerosol–climate interaction studies that will be conducted for CMIP6 and beyond.