WIT Press

Impact Of Aerosol Size Representations On Aerosol Modeling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990951

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,113 kb

Author(s)

Y. Zhang, R.C. Easter, S.J. Ghan, and H. Abdul-Razzak

Abstract

An appropriate representation of aerosol size distribution is a key to the accurate simulation of aerosol-cloud interactions and aerosol radiative forcing. A 1-D version of a global aerosol/cloud/chemistry model using the modal and the sectional approaches is developed to study the impact of different size representations on aerosol modeling. The relative advantages of the two approaches in representing aerosol-cloud-interaction processes such as aerosol activation and aqueous chemistry are evaluated.

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