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Will a perfect model agree with perfect observations? The impact of spatial sampling

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The spatial resolution of global climate models with interactive aerosol and the observations used to evaluate them is very different. Current models use grid spacings of  ∼ 200 km, while satellite observations of aerosol use so-called pixels of  ∼ 10 km. Ground site or airborne observations relate to even smaller spatial scales. We study the errors incurred due to different resolutions by aggregating high-resolution simulations (10 km grid spacing) over either the large areas of global mo...

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Peer reviewed
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10.5194/acp-16-6335-2016

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Gryspeerdt, E
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Tsyro, S
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European Geosciences Union Publisher's website
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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
10
Pages:
6335-6353
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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1680-7324
ISSN:
1680-7316
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uuid:7af6e6f4-3379-4d77-9a67-d2c1086ec3b3
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623639
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pubs:623639

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