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Emissions of primary aerosol and precursor gases in the years 2000 and 1750, prescribed data-sets for AeroCom
F. Dentener1, S. Kinne2, T. Bond3, O. Boucher4, J. Cofala5, S. Generoso6, P. Ginoux7, S. Gong8, J. J. Hoelzemann2, A. Ito9, L. Marelli1, J. E. Penner9, J.-P. Putaud1, C. Textor10, M. Schulz10, G. R. van der Werf11, and J. Wilson1
1IES, JRC, Italy
2MPI Hamburg, Germany
3Univ. of Illinois-Champagne, USA
4Met Office, Exeter, UK
5IIASA Laxenburg, Austria
6EPFL-ENAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
7NOAA-GFDL Princeton, USA
8ARQM Met Service Toronto, Canada
9Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
10LSCE Saclay, France
11Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract. Inventories for global aerosol and aerosol precursor emissions, and auxiliary information, have been collected, assessed and prepared for the year 2000 (present-day conditions) and for the year 1750 (pre-industrial conditions). These global datasets establish a reference for input in global modeling, when simulating the aerosol impact on climate with state-of-the-art aerosol component modules. These modules stratify aerosol by type, distinguishing among dust, seasalt, sulfate, organic matter and soot. The datasets are also intented to serve as systematic constraints in sensitivity studies of the AeroCom initiative, which aims to evaluate uncertainties in aerosol global modeling. The datasets comprise daily size-resolved emissions of sea-salt and dust and monthly-to-yearly emissions for all other currently known emissions of natural and anthropogenic aerosol (precursors). The emissions are a reference dataset for aerosol modeling in the coming years and benchmark the emissions according to our knowledge in the year 2004.

Citation: Dentener, F., Kinne, S., Bond, T., Boucher, O., Cofala, J., Generoso, S., Ginoux, P., Gong, S., Hoelzemann, J. J., Ito, A., Marelli, L., Penner, J. E., Putaud, J.-P., Textor, C., Schulz, M., van der Werf, G. R., and Wilson, J.: Emissions of primary aerosol and precursor gases in the years 2000 and 1750, prescribed data-sets for AeroCom, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 2703-2763, doi:10.5194/acpd-6-2703-2006, 2006.
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