Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Model evaluation paper
16 Jan 2024
Model evaluation paper |  | 16 Jan 2024

Analysis of the GEFS-Aerosols annual budget to better understand aerosol predictions simulated in the model

Li Pan, Partha S. Bhattacharjee, Li Zhang, Raffaele Montuoro, Barry Baker, Jeff McQueen, Georg A. Grell, Stuart A. McKeen, Shobha Kondragunta, Xiaoyang Zhang, Gregory J. Frost, Fanglin Yang, and Ivanka Stajner

Data sets

MERRA-2 inst3_3d_aer_Nv: 3d,3-Hourly,Instantaneous,Model-Level,Assimilation,Aerosol Mixing Ratio V5.12.4 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) 0.5067/LTVB4GPCOTK2

Model code and software

lipan-NOAA/GEFS: GMD-2023-61 (gefs.v12.0.1-nco) Xianwu Xue et al.

Short summary
A GEFS-Aerosols simulation was conducted from 1 September 2019 to 30 September 2020 to evaluate the model performance of GEFS-Aerosols. The purpose of this study was to understand how aerosol chemical and physical processes affect ambient aerosol concentrations by placing aerosol wet deposition, dry deposition, reactions, gravitational deposition, and emissions into the aerosol mass balance equation.