Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Model description paper
01 Nov 2023
Model description paper |  | 01 Nov 2023

Description and performance of a sectional aerosol microphysical model in the Community Earth System Model (CESM2)

Simone Tilmes, Michael J. Mills, Yunqian Zhu, Charles G. Bardeen, Francis Vitt, Pengfei Yu, David Fillmore, Xiaohong Liu, Brian Toon, and Terry Deshler


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-79', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-79', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Aug 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-79', Simone Tilmes, 26 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Simone Tilmes on behalf of the Authors (28 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Sep 2023) by Samuel Remy
AR by Simone Tilmes on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2023)
Short summary
We implemented an alternative aerosol scheme in the high- and low-top model versions of the Community Earth System Model Version 2 (CESM2) with a more detailed description of tropospheric and stratospheric aerosol size distributions than the existing aerosol model. This development enables the comparison of different aerosol schemes with different complexity in the same model framework. It identifies improvements compared to a range of observations in both the troposphere and stratosphere.