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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11813–11829, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11813-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11813–11829, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11813-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Aug 2018

Research article | 20 Aug 2018

Implementing microscopic charcoal particles into a global aerosol–climate model

Anina Gilgen et al.

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Microscopic charcoal particles are fire-specific tracers, which are presently the primary source for reconstructing past fire activity. In this study, we implement microscopic charcoal particles into a global aerosol–climate model to better understand the transport of charcoal on a large scale. We find that the model captures a significant portion of the spatial variability but fails to reproduce the extreme variability observed in the charcoal data.
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