Articles | Volume 34, issue 8
Regular paper
03 Aug 2016
Regular paper |  | 03 Aug 2016

Quantitative assessment of AOD from 17 CMIP5 models based on satellite-derived AOD over India

Amit Misra, Vijay P. Kanawade, and Sachchida Nand Tripathi

Data sets

BADC, NEODC, UKSSDC, SPARC and IPCC-DDC data centres Centre for Environmental Data Archival (CEDC)

MODIS Level 3 AOD data Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS)

Short summary
For an accurate understanding of earth climate system, it is necessary to evaluate the performance of the climate models used to perform these simulations. In this work we have examined aerosol optical depths simulated by 17 models by comparing them with satellite-derived aerosol optical depth. Our results indicate the role of dust aerosols and biogeochemistry in the simulation of aerosols by models.