Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4055–4076, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4055–4076, 2022
Methods for assessment of models
25 May 2022
Methods for assessment of models | 25 May 2022

Earth System Model Aerosol–Cloud Diagnostics (ESMAC Diags) package, version 1: assessing E3SM aerosol predictions using aircraft, ship, and surface measurements

Shuaiqi Tang et al.

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We developed an Earth system model (ESM) diagnostics package to compare various types of aerosol properties simulated in ESMs with aircraft, ship, and surface measurements from six field campaigns across spatial scales. The diagnostics package is coded and organized to be flexible and modular for future extension to other field campaign datasets and adapted to higher-resolution model simulations. Future releases will include comprehensive cloud and aerosol–cloud interaction diagnostics.