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Protocol Overview

****** AEROCOM PHASE III ************
What is planned?
Please see the wiki page !! and the latest meeting presentations
How to submit data to the database? see here

****** PHASE AEROCOM II Diagnostics Table version 2009 ********

To facilitate aerosol model data comparisons it is proposed to implement ONE standard output for a given model.

See for explanations and details the latest excel file (updated 24 October 09 MS):

Simplified list with all 2D&3D variables in html

For harmonized output with CMOR the corresponding AEROCOM CMOR tables
See example files of model output here: AEROCOM CMOR example files

Please also document model with the COST model database

****** AEROCOM PHASE II Experiments & Diagnostics explanations ************

Recommended emissions data

Microphysics Diagnostics (Mann)
Organics Diagnostics (Tsigaridis
Prescribed Aerosol Property Forcing Experiment (Stier)
Radiative Transfer Experiment (Randles) (updated March2010)
PLUS associated AFGL standard atmospheres files: saw.txt and tropical.txt

Direct Forcing Experiment (Myhre)
Hindcast Experiments (Schulz)
Preliminary hindcast emission dataset (Diehl)
netCDF Formatting

**************** INDIRECT Effect 2nd Exercise (ca 2007) ****************

The specifications for the new indirect effect experiments, coordinated by Johannes Quaas can be found here: pdfs/indirect_effect_experiment.pdf
See also the dicussion here: Indirect Effect workging group WIKI page

********* HTAP 1 (leading to report 2010) **********

For participating in HTAP-AeroCom source receptor experiments see HTAP website

****************** 1st AeroCom Phase *************************

AeroCom experiment A (finished)
The first phase of AeroCom has asked for monthly and daily output
for the years 1996-1997-2000-2001 or climatologically mean.
Further Details describe formatting issues.

AeroCom experiment B (year 2000) and PRE ( year 1750) (finished)
Prescribed emissions used in association with meteorology of year 2000
In principal idientical diagnostics as for AeroCom A
Direct Radiative forcing diagnostics

Indirect Forcing experiments (finished)
see Penner et al., 2006 in publications section.

is an international
science initiative
on aerosols and climate

supported by
EU Framework programmes

Norw. Met Office
Max-Planck Ges.
French CNES