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Finalised Benchmark data
Higher Level products for the climate & air-pollution modelling community

AEROCE/SEAREX deposition data The dataset refers to the oceanic sites operated by J. Prospero and colleagues. Beginning in the early 1980s and into the late 1990s, the Universiy of Miami Aerosol Group established and operated a global network of aerosol sampling stations. During these two decades, the UM group occupied over 50 stations for varying periods of time. During most of this period, 20 to 25 stations were constantly in concurrent operation. A few stations were in operation for much or all of the two decades.
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Dust filter sampling continues at the Barbados and Miami stations, with the publicly-available updated dataset described in Zuidema et al., 2019, BAMS - see also: URL link to data

Initial Black Carbon AeroCom evaluation data The data in this directory have been used for the AeroCom paper by Koch et al. 2009 and the corrigendum: Koch, D., M. Schulz, S. Kinne, et al. Evaluation of black carbon estimations in global aerosol models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 9001-9026, 2009. Both pdf files are in the directory. Please refer to the original data as cited in the paper.
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CALIOP Aerosol Extinction Profile data The data in this directory have been used for the AeroCom paper by Koffi, B., M. Schulz, F.-M. Bron. et al.Application of the CALIOP layer product to evaluate the vertical distribution of aerosols estimated by global models: AeroCom phase I results, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D10201, doi:10.1029/2011JD016858.
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Dust benchmark data The data in this directory have been used for the AeroCom paper by Huneeus N., M. Schulz, Y. Balkanski et al., Global dust model intercomparison in AeroCom phase I, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7781?7816, 2011.
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Number size distribution climatology for Europe The data refer to a summarizing climatology paper by Asmi et al., Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5505-5538, 2011, [ACP paper] of measurements made in the EUSAAR project (ACTRIS predecessor).
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Indirect effect sensitivity parameters Following the analysis by Quaas et al. 2009, ACP, 12731-12779, the corresponding data, which were used to test the statistical relationships between aerosol optical depth and various cloud and radiation quantities are available on the aerocom-user server in the directory: /metno/aerocom/work/aerocom1/IND2_ANALYSIS_QUAAS09. See the readme file for an explanation of tools and data used.
Link to scripts and indirect effect protocol

CCI-Aerosol satellite-model comparison tool A set of tools is prepared to enable easy uptake of Aerosol_cci phase I retrieval products by climate and aerosol modellers. Requirements from the international AeroCom initiative have been taken up and implemented in a tool package. Easy access and exemplary visualization are achieved via the AeroCom user server common platform for the interested science community.
Link to Readme, scripts and example output files

The preparation of this compilation was supported by the EU project.

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