Global Burden History
Global Tropospheric Aerosol Burdens
The table below lists the mean annual global tropospheric burden of several aerosol species in [Tg]. All values are obtained from 1-year benchmark simulations at 4° x 5° resolution done with various GEOS-Chem versions.
- The simulations that utilized GEOS-5 met fields were done for year 2005, with a 4-year spinup. (Computed by Hongyu Liu)
- The benchmark simulations for v9-02r were done for June 2012–May 2013, with a 2-month spinup. This was due to data availability of the GEOS-FP met fields at the time of the simulation. (Completed by Karen Yu)
- The simulations for GEOS-Chem v10-01 and later versions utilized GEOS-FP met fields for the year 2013, with a 4-year spinup. (Completed by the GEOS-Chem Support Team)