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Kanakidou et al. 2005

Kanakidou, M., J.H. Seinfeld, S.N. Pandis, I. Barnes, F.J. Dentener, M.C. Facchini, R. Van Dingenen, B. Ervens, A. Nenes, C.J. Nielsen, E. Swietlicki, J.P. Putaud, Y. Balkanski, S. Fuzzi, J. Horth, G.K. Moortgat, R. Winterhalter, C.E.L. Myhre, K. Tsigaridis, E. Vignati, E.G. Stephanou, and J. Wilson, 2005: Organic aerosol and global climate modelling: A review. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 1053-1123, doi:10.5194/acp-5-1053-2005.

The present paper reviews existing knowledge with regard to Organic Aerosol (OA) of importance for global climate modelling and defines critical gaps needed to reduce the involved uncertainties. All pieces required for the representation of OA in a global climate model are sketched out with special attention to Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA): The emission estimates of primary carbonaceous particles and SOA precursor gases are summarized. The up-to-date understanding of the chemical formation and transformation of condensable organic material is outlined. Knowledge on the hygroscopicity of OA and measurements of optical properties of the organic aerosol constituents are summarized. The mechanisms of interactions of OA with clouds and dry and wet removal processes parameterisations in global models are outlined. This information is synthesized to provide a continuous analysis of the flow from the emitted material to the atmosphere up to the point of the climate impact of the produced organic aerosol. The sources of uncertainties at each step of this process are highlighted as areas that require further studies.

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  author={Kanakidou, M. and Seinfeld, J. H. and Pandis, S. N. and Barnes, I. and Dentener, F. J. and Facchini, M. C. and Van Dingenen, R. and Ervens, B. and Nenes, A. and Nielsen, C. J. and Swietlicki, E. and Putaud, J. P. and Balkanski, Y. and Fuzzi, S. and Horth, J. and Moortgat, G. K. and Winterhalter, R. and Myhre, C. E. L. and Tsigaridis, K. and Vignati, E. and Stephanou, E. G. and Wilson, J.},
  title={Organic aerosol and global climate modelling: A review},
  journal={Atmos. Chem. Phys.},

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ID  - ka05100g
AU  - Kanakidou, M.
AU  - Seinfeld, J. H.
AU  - Pandis, S. N.
AU  - Barnes, I.
AU  - Dentener, F. J.
AU  - Facchini, M. C.
AU  - Van Dingenen, R.
AU  - Ervens, B.
AU  - Nenes, A.
AU  - Nielsen, C. J.
AU  - Swietlicki, E.
AU  - Putaud, J. P.
AU  - Balkanski, Y.
AU  - Fuzzi, S.
AU  - Horth, J.
AU  - Moortgat, G. K.
AU  - Winterhalter, R.
AU  - Myhre, C. E. L.
AU  - Tsigaridis, K.
AU  - Vignati, E.
AU  - Stephanou, E. G.
AU  - Wilson, J.
PY  - 2005
TI  - Organic aerosol and global climate modelling: A review
JA  - Atmos. Chem. Phys.
VL  - 5
SP  - 1053
EP  - 1123
DO  - 10.5194/acp-5-1053-2005
ER  -

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