Difference between revisions of "Vertical profiles, transport and removal"

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==AeroCom working group '''Vertical profiles, transport and removal''' ==
 
==AeroCom working group '''Vertical profiles, transport and removal''' ==
  
===Participants for analysis===
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===Participants===
Christiane Textor
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Christiane Textor<br>
Paul Ginoux
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Paul Ginoux<br>
Rich Ferrare
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Rich Ferrare<br>
Ralph Kahn
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Ralph Kahn<br>
Oyvind Seeland
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Oyvind Seeland<br>
Philippe Stier
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Philippe Stier<br>
Dave Winker (&CALIPSO science team)
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Dave Winker (&CALIPSO science team)<br>
Xhiahong Liu
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Xhiahong Liu<br>
Dorothy Koch  
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Dorothy Koch <br>
Trond Iverson
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Trond Iverson<br>
Graham Mann
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Graham Mann<br>
Steve Ghan
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Steve Ghan<br>
Mian Chin, Hiuisheng Bian (GMI)
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Mian Chin, Hiuisheng Bian (GMI)<br>
Michael Schulz
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Michael Schulz<br>
more?
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more?<br>
  
===Participants for experiments===
 
  
 
===Goals===
 
===Goals===
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* This working group has a special focus on dust.
 
* This working group has a special focus on dust.
  
===Processes and possible Diagnostics===
 
  
===Short-term actions/experiments===
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===Specific scientific questions===
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* How realistic are the simulated (vertical and horizontal) spatial aerosol distributions?
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* How to validate aerosol processes?
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* Is the diversity of simulated vertical dispersal caused by differences in transport or by removal processes?
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* How much complexity of aerosol models is necessary?
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* more
  
===Data to look at===
 
Objective:
 
Understanding of model diversity in spatial distribution and in removal processes
 
Evaluate simulated spatial distribution and processes with observations
 
Establish/quantify an acceptable diversity in global aerosol simulations
 
Find methods to evaluate process parameterisations
 
Define dedicated diagnostics of model results
 
Elaborate recommendations
 
Collect data for model evaluation (vertical profiles&processes) including uncertainty
 
  
This working group has a special focus on dust.
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===Processes and possible Diagnostics===
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Document model parameterisations <br>
 +
Assemble observed vertical profiles to evaluate models<br>
 +
PBL vs. Troposphere, look at mesoscale models<br>
 +
Exchange modules (use in the same GCM, link to GMI)<br>
  
Specific scientific questions
 
- How realistic are the simulated (vertical and horizontal) spatial aerosol distributions?
 
- How to validate aerosol processes?
 
- Is the diversity of simulated vertical dispersal caused by differences in transport or by removal processes?
 
- How much complexity of aerosol models is necessary?
 
- more
 
  
Methods:
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===Short-term actions/experiments===
Document model parameterisations
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Compare AeroCom data to observations<br>
Assemble observed vertical profiles to evaluate models
+
Redo simulation for 2003 with specific diagnostics<br>
PBL vs. Troposphere, look at mesoscale models
+
Passive tracer experiment (HTAP CO-experiments)<br>
Exchange modules (use in the same GCM, link to GMI)
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Validate model results with observed vertical LIDAR profiles: Rich and Christiane
  
Short-term actions/experiments:
 
Compare AeroCom data to observations
 
Redo simulation for 2003 with specific diagnostics
 
Passive tracer experiment (HTAP CO-experiments)
 
  
Data to look:
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===Data to look at===
vertical distribution
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* vertical distribution
ground-based networks: lidar backscatter (corrected), extinction ARM MPLNET EARLINET
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ground-based networks: lidar backscatter (corrected), extinction ARM MPLNET EARLINET<br>
 
satellites: GLASS, MISR?, CALIPSO
 
satellites: GLASS, MISR?, CALIPSO
 
aircraft campaigns
 
aircraft campaigns
  
horizontal distribution
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* horizontal distribution
station data (surf conc) networks
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station data (surf conc) networks<br>
satellite data (e.g. on dust episodes to pin down horizontal transport)
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satellite data (e.g. on dust episodes to pin down horizontal transport)<br>
  
processes
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* processes
wet deposition of SO4?
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wet deposition of SO4?<br>
 
??
 
??
  
Contact persons/experts
 
provide vertical profile LIDAR data: Rich Ferrare
 
CALIPSO: Dave Winker
 
MISR: Ralph Kahn
 
Access to AeroCom data base: Christiane Textor
 
Dust questions: Paul Ginoux
 
  
Specific tasks
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===Contact persons/experts===
Validate model results with observed vertical LIDAR profiles: Rich and Christiane
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provide vertical profile LIDAR data: Rich Ferrare<br>
 +
CALIPSO: Dave Winker<br>
 +
MISR: Ralph Kahn <br>
 +
Access to AeroCom data base: Christiane Textor<br>
 +
Dust questions: Paul Ginoux<br>

Revision as of 13:22, October 31, 2006

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AeroCom working group Vertical profiles, transport and removal

Participants

Christiane Textor
Paul Ginoux
Rich Ferrare
Ralph Kahn
Oyvind Seeland
Philippe Stier
Dave Winker (&CALIPSO science team)
Xhiahong Liu
Dorothy Koch
Trond Iverson
Graham Mann
Steve Ghan
Mian Chin, Hiuisheng Bian (GMI)
Michael Schulz
more?


Goals

  • Understanding of model diversity in spatial distribution and in removal processes
  • Evaluate simulated spatial distribution and processes with observations
  • Establish/quantify an acceptable diversity in global aerosol simulations
  • Find methods to evaluate process parameterisations
  • Define dedicated diagnostics of model results
  • Elaborate recommendations
  • Collect data for model evaluation (vertical profiles&processes) including uncertainty
  • This working group has a special focus on dust.


Specific scientific questions

  • How realistic are the simulated (vertical and horizontal) spatial aerosol distributions?
  • How to validate aerosol processes?
  • Is the diversity of simulated vertical dispersal caused by differences in transport or by removal processes?
  • How much complexity of aerosol models is necessary?
  • more


Processes and possible Diagnostics

Document model parameterisations
Assemble observed vertical profiles to evaluate models
PBL vs. Troposphere, look at mesoscale models
Exchange modules (use in the same GCM, link to GMI)


Short-term actions/experiments

Compare AeroCom data to observations
Redo simulation for 2003 with specific diagnostics
Passive tracer experiment (HTAP CO-experiments)
Validate model results with observed vertical LIDAR profiles: Rich and Christiane


Data to look at

  • vertical distribution

ground-based networks: lidar backscatter (corrected), extinction ARM MPLNET EARLINET
satellites: GLASS, MISR?, CALIPSO aircraft campaigns

  • horizontal distribution

station data (surf conc) networks
satellite data (e.g. on dust episodes to pin down horizontal transport)

  • processes

wet deposition of SO4?
??


Contact persons/experts

provide vertical profile LIDAR data: Rich Ferrare
CALIPSO: Dave Winker
MISR: Ralph Kahn
Access to AeroCom data base: Christiane Textor
Dust questions: Paul Ginoux