Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1199–1208, 2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1199–1208, 2017

Methods for assessment of models 17 Mar 2017

Methods for assessment of models | 17 Mar 2017

An alternative way to evaluate chemistry-transport model variability

Laurent Menut et al.

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Short summary
A simple and complementary model evaluation technique for regional chemistry transport is discussed. The methodology is based on the concept that we can learn about model performance by comparing the simulation results with observational data available for time periods other than the period originally targeted.