Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 817–828, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 817–828, 2015

Development and technical paper 27 Mar 2015

Development and technical paper | 27 Mar 2015

Aerosol specification in single-column Community Atmosphere Model version 5

B. Lebassi-Habtezion and P. M. Caldwell


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Mar 2015) by Richard Neale
Short summary
In this study we explore the problem in running default CAM5-SCM, which initializes the aerosol to zero, and test three potential fixes in four different cloud regimes: DYCOMSRF02, MPACE-B, RICO, and ARM95. Stratiform cloud cases (DYCOMS RF02 and MPACE-B) were found to have a strong dependence on aerosol concentration, while convective cases (RICO and ARM95) were relatively insensitive to aerosol specification.