Contribution of Black Carbon Aerosol to Drying of the Mediterranean

Tao Tang1, Drew T Shindell2, Bjorn Hallvard Samset3, Olivier Boucher4, Piers Forster5, Øivind Hodnebrog6, Gunnar Myhre6, Jana Sillmann6, Apostolos Voulgarakis7, Timothy Andrews8, Gregory Faluvegi9, Dagmar Fläschner10, Trond Iverson11, Matthew Kasoar12, Viatchelsav V. Kharin13, Alf Kirkevag14, J F Lamarque15, Dirk Olivié16, Thomas Richardson17, Camilla Stjern18, Toshihiko Takemura19 and Francis W Zwiers20, (1)Duke University, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Durham, NC, United States, (2)Duke University, Durham, NC, United States, (3)CICERO, Oslo, Norway, (4)LMD, Paris Cedex 05, France, (5)University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (6)Center for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo, Oslo, Norway, (7)Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, (8)Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, (9)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (10)Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany, Hamburg, Germany, (11)Norwegian Meteorogical Inst., Oslo, Norway, (12)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, (13)Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Victoria, BC, Canada, Victoria, Canada, (14)Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Section for Climate Modelling and Air Pollution, Oslo, Norway, (15)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (16)University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, (17)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (18)CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo, Norway, Oslo, Norway, (19)Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, (20)University of Victoria, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Victoria, BC, Canada