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Simulation of polar stratospheric clouds in the chemistry-climate-model EMAC via the submodel PSC

Kirner, Oliver and Ruhnke, Roland and Buchholz-Dietsch, Joachim and Jöckel, Patrick and Brühl, Christoph and Steil, Benedikt (2011) Simulation of polar stratospheric clouds in the chemistry-climate-model EMAC via the submodel PSC. Geoscientific Model Development, 4, pp. 169-182. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-4-169-2011.

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The submodel PSC of the ECHAM5/MESSy Atmospheric Chemistry model (EMAC) has been developed to simulate the main types of polar stratospheric clouds (PSC). The parameterisation of the supercooled ternary solutions (STS, type 1b PSC) in the submodel is based on Carslaw et al. (1995b), the thermodynamic approach to simulate ice particles (type 2 PSC) on Marti and Mauersberger (1993). For the formation of nitric acid trihydrate (NAT) particles (type 1a PSC) two different parameterisations exist. The first is based on an instantaneous thermodynamic approach from Hanson and Mauersberger (1988), the second is new implemented and considers the growth of the NAT particles with the aid of a surface growth factor based on Carslaw et al. (2002). It is possible to choose one of this NAT parameterisation in the submodel. This publication explains the background of the submodel PSC and the use of the submodel with the goal of simulating realistic PSC in EMAC.

Document Type:Article
Title:Simulation of polar stratospheric clouds in the chemistry-climate-model EMAC via the submodel PSC
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kirner, OliverOle.Kirner@kit.edu
Ruhnke, RolandRoland.Ruhnke@kit.edu
Buchholz-Dietsch, JoachimMPIC, Mainz
Jöckel, PatrickPatrick.Jöckel@dlr.de
Brühl, ChristophChristoph.Bruehl@mpic.de
Steil, BenediktBenedikt.Steil@mpic.de
Date:11 March 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Geoscientific Model Development
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 169-182
Keywords:atmospheric chemistry, global modeling, polar stratospheric clouds
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Dynamics
Deposited By: Patrick Jöckel
Deposited On:21 Nov 2011 10:44
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:24

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