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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13999-14023, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13999-2017
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Research article
24 Nov 2017
Evaluation of climate model aerosol seasonal and spatial variability over Africa using AERONET
Hannah M. Horowitz et al.
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RC1: 'This is a more a model evaluation paper than a paper informing on aerosol climatology', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR by Hannah Marie Horowitz on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Sep 2017) by Kostas Tsigaridis
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Sep 2017)  
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Sep 2017) by Kostas Tsigaridis  
AR by Hannah Marie Horowitz on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Sep 2017) by Kostas Tsigaridis
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Short summary
Africa is a major source of particles (or aerosols) from dust and fires, which impact climate. Models used to predict impacts of future climate change have not been well tested for aerosols over Africa. In this study we evaluate aerosols in the CCAM climate model against observations across Africa and surrounding regions. We find the model generally captures observed variability but overestimates dust in northern Africa, which has implications for its representation of climate feedbacks.
Africa is a major source of particles (or aerosols) from dust and fires, which impact climate....
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