Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1721-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-1721-2021
Model evaluation paper
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29 Mar 2021
Model evaluation paper |  | 29 Mar 2021

Evaluation of ECMWF IFS-AER (CAMS) operational forecasts during cycle 41r1–46r1 with calibrated ceilometer profiles over Germany

Harald Flentje, Ina Mattis, Zak Kipling, Samuel Rémy, and Werner Thomas

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Atmospheric aerosols crucially impact air quality, climate and weather. Thus, global model forecasts of atmospheric constituents are published daily on the ECMWF website and are regularly verified by the CAMS service team. The IFS-AER model is largely able to reproduce observed 3-D distributions of the important particle types over Germany. The particle concentration is mostly captured within several tens of percent, but quantification of some specific processes still remains a challenge.