Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 935–959, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-935-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 935–959, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-935-2021

Model evaluation paper 12 Feb 2021

Model evaluation paper | 12 Feb 2021

Evaluation of polar stratospheric clouds in the global chemistry–climate model SOCOLv3.1 by comparison with CALIPSO spaceborne lidar measurements

Michael Steiner et al.

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Simulation data for PSC evaluation of SOCOLv3 Andrea Stenke and Michael Steiner https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000406548

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Scripts for the publication "Evaluation of polar stratospheric clouds in the global chemistry-climate model SOCOLv3.1 by comparison with CALIPSO spaceborne lidar measurements" Michael Steiner, Bei-Ping, Luo, Thomas Peter, Michael C. Pitts, and Andrea Stenke https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4094663

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We evaluate polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) as simulated by the chemistry–climate model (CCM) SOCOLv3.1 in comparison with measurements by the CALIPSO satellite. A cold bias results in an overestimated PSC area and mountain-wave ice is underestimated, but we find overall good temporal and spatial agreement of PSC occurrence and composition. This work confirms previous studies indicating that simplified PSC schemes may also achieve good approximations of the fundamental properties of PSCs.