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Site observation participants

See for surface observation data providers here

See for lidar observation data providers here

Satellite data participants

Satellite observations have been analysed through cooperation especially with
the MODIS, team (Lorraine Remer and colleagues)
the MISR, team (Ralph Kahn and colleagues)
the TOMS, team (Omar Torres and colleagues)
the POLDER/Parasol team (Francois-Marie Breon and colleagues)

Model participants

Phase II model names (Phase I model names)

MPIHAM* (MPI_HAM) ECHAM-HAM, HAMMOZ Consortium (ETH/C2SM Zurich (host), Oxford, FMI, MPI for Meterology, FZ Jülich) contacts: Ulrike Lohmann (, Philip Stier (
Contributor Model runs MPIHAM*KZ* => Kai Zhang (

ECHAM-MESSy-GMX* Contact: / Contributors for submitted simulation: Kirsty Pringle, Holger Tost Institution: University of Leeds, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. Model description: website link

OsloCTM2* (UIO_CTM) Contact email: / Contributors: Gunnar Myhre, Ragnhild B. Skeie, Terje K. Berntsen / Institution: Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO), Norway Model description: website link

GMI* Contact email: / Contributors: Huisheng Bian, Mian Chin, Stephen Steenrod / Institution: NASA Goddard, USA, Model description: website link

CCCma* Contact email: / Contributors: Knut von Salzen / Institution: CanAM4-PAM, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma), Environment Canada, Victoria, BC, Canada

GLOMAP* Contact email: / Contributors: Graham Mann, Ken Carslaw, Dominick Spracklen and Kirsty Pringle/ Institution: School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K. Model description: website link

TM5-V3* (TM5) Contact email: / Contributors: Twan van Noije, Achim Strunk Institution: Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), De Bilt, The Netherlands Model description: website link

HadGEM2-ES* Contact email: / Contributors: Institution:Met Office Hadley Centre Model description: website link

GEOS-Chem-APM* Contact email: / Contributors: Gan Luo, Fangqun Yu Institution:Atmospheric Sciences Research Center , State University of New York at Albany Model description: website link

SPRINTARS* (KYU) Contact email: / Contributors: Toshihiko Takemura Institution:Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University Model description: website link
Takemura, T., et al. 2005: Simulation of climate response to aerosol direct and indirect effects with aerosol transport-radiation model. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D02202, doi:10.1029/2004JD005029.

CAM4-Oslo* (UIO-GCM) Contact email: alf.kirkevag at / Contributors: Trond Iversen, Øyvind Seland, Alf Kirkevåg et al. Institution: Model description: pdf

CAM5* (PNNL) Contact email: / Contributors: Xiaohong Liu, Steve Ghan, Richard Easter, Phil Rasch Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Model description: website link

GFDL-AM3* (GFDL) Contact email: / Contributors: Paul Ginoux, Larry Horowitz, Yi Ming , Vaishali Naik Institution:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS LABORATORY Model description: website link

BCC_AGCM* Contact email: / Contributors: Hua Zhang, Zhili Wang Institution: Laboratory for Climate Studies, China Meteorological Administration Model description: H. Zhang et al., Clim Dyn, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-011-1131-0, 2011.

FMI_SALSA-EL* Contact email: / Contributors: Tommi Bergmann, Finnish Meteorological Institute ; Harri Kokkola, CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland

GISS-MATRIX* GISS-ModelE (GISS) Contact email: / Contributors: Kostas Tsigaridis, Susanne Bauer, Dorothy Koch Institution: NASA, GISS: University of Columbia Model description: Bauer, S.E. et al., 2008: MATRIX (Multiconfiguration Aerosol TRacker of mIXing state): An aerosol microphysical module for global atmospheric models. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 6603-6035, doi:10.5194/acp-8-6003-2008. Model description: website link

GEOSCHEM-v822.* Contact email: / Contributor of simulation: Gabriele Curci / Institution:Dipartimento di Fisica - CETEMPS, Universita' degli Studi dell'Aquila Model description: Bey, I., et al. (J. Geophys. Res., 106, 23703-23096, 2001), Park, R. J., et al. (J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4355, 2003) (J. Geophys. Res., 109, D15204, 2004), Liao, H., et al. (J. Geophys. Res., 112, 2007), Henze, D. K., and J. H. Seinfeld (Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L09812, 2006)

GISS-TOMAS* Contact email: / Contributors: Yunha Lee, Peter Adams Institution: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Model description: Lee, Y. H., Chen, K. and Adams, P. J.: Development of a global model of mineral dust aerosol microphysics, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 7,\ 2441-2458, 2009.

GOCART*HCA* (GOCART) Contact email: / Contributors: Mian Chin, Thomas Diehl Institution: NASA Goddard

GOCART*[GEOS|MERRA]* (GOCART) Contact email: / Contributors: Hongbin Yu, Mian Chin, Thomas Diehl Institution: NASA Goddard

IMPACT* (UMI) Contact email: / Contributors: Guangxing Lin, Joyce Penner Institution: University of Michigan

INCA* (LSCE) Contact email: / Contributors: Michael Schulz, Yves Balkanski, Raffaella Vuolo Institution: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Norwegian Meteorological Institute Model description: website link

AeroCom Indirect Effect IND2 experiment Models

See Quaas et al., ACP, 2010.

AEROCOM PHASE I Models (Name as given below or *_B indicating Experiment B)

Sprintars, Kyushu University, Kyushu named( named KYU and SPRINTARS)
model overview -- model website / model authors: Toshihiko Takemura et al. (toshi at

LMDzT-INCA, Lab Science Climat et de l'Enivonnement, Paris (LSCE)
model description -- model website / model authors: for INCA Michael Schulz, Yves Balkanski, Christiane Textor, Sylvia Generoso, Sarah Guibert, Didier Hauglustaine (schulz at

ECHAM5, MPI-Meterology, Hamburg (MPIHAM)
model description -- model authors for M7: Philp Stier , Hans Feichter , Elisabeth Vignati, Julian Wilson (feichter at

GCM/CAM, ARQM Met Service Canda, Toronto (ARQM)
model description / model authors : Sunling Gong et al. / Canadian Aerosol Module (sunling.gong at

MIRAGE, Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland (PNNL)
/ model authors : Steve Ghan and Richard Easter ( steve.ghan at

CTM2, Univ. of Oslo, Oslo (UIO-CTM)
model description / model authors : Gunnar Myhre / OSLO CTM2 (gunnar.myhre at

ULAQ-CCM, Universita degli Studi L’Aquila (ULAQ)
model description / model authors : Giovanni Pitari, Eva Mancini and Veronica Montanaro (gianni.pitari at

UIO_GCM_V2, Univ. of Oslo /Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Model description (Seland, Ø., T. Iversen, A. Kirkevåg, and T. Storelvmo, 2008: Aerosol-climate interactions in the CAM-Oslo atmospheric GCM and investigations of associated shortcomings. Tellus, 60A, 459-491.) Model authors: Trond Iversen, Øyvind Seland, Alf Kirkevåg, and Trude Storelvmo (oyvind.seland at

CCM-Oslo, Univ.of Oslo, Oslo (UIO-GCM)
model description / model authors : Trond Yversen, Oyvind Seland, Alf Kirkevag, J.E.Kristjansson (trond.iversen at

LMDzT, Lab Opt Atmos, Lille (LOA)
LMDZ-GCM / model authors Shekar Reddy and Olivier Boucher (LOA, Lille) (boucher at

GOCART / model authors Mian Chin, Paul Ginoux, Thomas Diehl (NASA, Goddard) (mian.chin at

/ model authors David Fillmore, Phil Rasch, Bill Collins (fillmore at )

IMPACT/DAO, Univ Michigan, Ann Arbor (UMI)
Model Description Joyce Penner et al (.penner at

Johannes Hendricks et al.( johannes.hendricks at

GISS;New York (GISS)
Dorothy Koch, Susanne Bauer (dorothy.koch at

TM5; Utrecht-Ispra (TM5)
Maarten Krol, Frank Dentener (M.C.Krol at

MOZART2.5 is the version of MOZART (Horowitz et al., 2003)
with modifications by GFDL and NCAR scientists:
Larry Horowitz (NOAA-GFDL, Princeton, NJ), Xuexi Tie (NCAR, Boulder, CO),
Jean-Francois Lamarque (NCAR, Boulder, CO), and Paul Ginoux (NOAA_GFDL, Princeton, NJ),
(contact Paul.Ginoux at

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