Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5525–5560, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5525–5560, 2021

Model description paper 08 Sep 2021

Model description paper | 08 Sep 2021

Atmosphere–ocean–aerosol–chemistry–climate model SOCOLv4.0: description and evaluation

Timofei Sukhodolov et al.

Data sets

SOCOlv4.0 simulation results for 1980-2018 T. Sukhodolov

ERA5 monthly averaged data on pressure levels from 1979 to present H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, G. Biavati, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, D. Dee, and J.-N. Thépaut

MERRA-2 inst3_3d_asm_Np: 3d,3-Hourly,Instantaneous,Pressure-Level,Assimilation,Assimilated Meteorological Fields V5.12.4 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

Berkeley Earth Combined Land and Ocean Temperature Field, Jan 1850-Nov 2019 R. Rohde and Z. Hausfather

Global OZone Chemistry And Related trace gas Data records for the Stratosphere (GOZCARDS): methodology and sample results with a focus on HCl, H2O, and O3 ( L. Froidevaux, J. Anderson, H.-J. Wang, R. A. Fuller, M. J. Schwartz, M. L. Santee, N. J. Livesey, H. C. Pumphrey, P. F. Bernath, J. M. Russell III, and M. P. McCormick

BASIC Composite Ozone Time-Series Data J. Alsing and W. Ball

Multi-Sensor Reanalysis (MSR) of total ozone R. J. Van der A, M. A. F. Allaart, and H. J. Eskes

Global climatology based on the ACE-FTS version 3.5 data set: Addition of mesospheric levels and carbon-containing species in the UTLS ( J.-H. Koo, K. A. Walker, A. Jones, P. E. Sheese, C. D. Boone, P. F. Bernath, and G. L. Manney

The version 8.6 SBUV ozone data record: An overview ( R. D. McPeters, P. K. Bhartia, D. Haffner, G. J. Labow, and L. Flynn

Model code and software

Atmosphere-Ocean-Aerosol-Chemistry-Climate Model SOCOLv4.0 code T. Sukhodolov et al.

Short summary
This paper features the new atmosphere–ocean–aerosol–chemistry–climate model SOCOLv4.0 and its validation. The model performance is evaluated against reanalysis products and observations of atmospheric circulation and trace gas distribution, with a focus on stratospheric processes. Although we identified some problems to be addressed in further model upgrades, we demonstrated that SOCOLv4.0 is already well suited for studies related to chemistry–climate–aerosol interactions.