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dc.contributor.authorSpada, Michele
dc.contributor.authorJorba Casellas, Oriol
dc.contributor.authorPérez García-Pando, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorJanjic, Z.
dc.contributor.authorBaldasano Recio, José María
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Projectes d'Enginyeria
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-27T17:44:43Z
dc.date.available2015-02-27T17:44:43Z
dc.date.created2015-01-01
dc.date.issued2015-01-01
dc.identifier.citationSpada, M. [et al.]. On the evaluation of global sea-salt aerosol models at coastal/orographic sites. "Atmospheric environment", 01 Gener 2015, vol. 101, p. 41-48.
dc.identifier.issn1352-2310
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/26547
dc.description.abstractSea-salt aerosol global models are typically evaluated against concentration observations at coastal stations that are unaffected by local surf conditions and thus considered representative of open ocean conditions. Despite recent improvements in sea-salt source functions, studies still show significant model errors in specific regions. Using a multiscale model, we investigated the effect of high model resolution (0.1 degrees x 0.1 degrees vs. 1 degrees x 1.4 degrees) upon sea-salt patterns in four stations from the University of Miami Network: Baring Head, Chatam Island, and Invercargill in New Zealand, and Marion Island in the sub-antarctic Indian Ocean. Normalized biases improved from +63.7% to +3.3% and correlation increased from 0.52 to 0.84. The representation of sea/land interfaces, mesoscale circulations, and precipitation with the higher resolution model played a major role in the simulation of annual concentration trends. Our results recommend caution when comparing or constraining global models using surface concentration observations from coastal stations. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Degradació ambiental::Contaminació atmosfèrica
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria agroalimentària::Ciències de la terra i de la vida::Climatologia i meteorologia
dc.subject.lcshAir quality -- Measurement -- Mathematical models
dc.subject.lcshCoasts -- Environmental aspects
dc.subject.lcshAtmospheric aerosols -- Measurement
dc.subject.lcshClimatology
dc.subject.lcshMineral dust
dc.subject.otherSea-salt aerosol
dc.subject.otherGlobal model evaluation
dc.subject.otherUniversity of Miami Network
dc.subject.otherSurface concentration measurements
dc.subject.otherCoastal sites
dc.subject.otherOrographic effects
dc.subject.otherZEALAND PRECIPITATION EVENTS
dc.subject.otherSOUTHERN ALPS
dc.subject.otherMESOSCALE RAINFALL
dc.subject.otherCLIMATE
dc.subject.otherSENSITIVITY
dc.subject.otherRESOLUTION
dc.subject.otherPARAMETERIZATION
dc.subject.otherSIMULATION
dc.subject.otherDUST
dc.subject.otherMASS
dc.titleOn the evaluation of global sea-salt aerosol models at coastal/orographic sites
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacAire -- Qualitat -- Mesurament -- Models matemàtics
dc.subject.lemacCostes -- Aspectes ambientals
dc.subject.lemacAerosols atmosfèrics -- Mesurament
dc.subject.lemacClimatologia
dc.subject.lemacPols mineral
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MTA - Modelització i Tecnologia Ambiental
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.11.019
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231014008784#
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument15432745
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorSpada, M.; Jorba, O.; Pérez, C.; Janjic, Z.; Baldasano, J.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameAtmospheric environment
upcommons.citation.volume101
upcommons.citation.startingPage41
upcommons.citation.endingPage48


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