Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1803–1826, 2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1803–1826, 2016

Development and technical paper 12 May 2016

Development and technical paper | 12 May 2016

Coupling aerosol optics to the MATCH (v5.5.0) chemical transport model and the SALSA (v1) aerosol microphysics module

Emma Andersson and Michael Kahnert

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Modelling aerosol optical properties is a notoriously difficult task due to the particles' complex morphologies and compositions. Yet aerosol particles and their optical properties are important for chemistry-climate modelling and remote sensing applications. In this study we aim to find answers to whether or not a detailed description of aerosol particles gives a significant impact on modelled radiative properties.