Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Model evaluation paper
29 Jun 2017
Model evaluation paper |  | 29 Jun 2017

Multi-year downscaling application of two-way coupled WRF v3.4 and CMAQ v5.0.2 over east Asia for regional climate and air quality modeling: model evaluation and aerosol direct effects

Chaopeng Hong, Qiang Zhang, Yang Zhang, Youhua Tang, Daniel Tong, and Kebin He


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AR by Chaopeng Hong on behalf of the Authors (27 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 May 2017) by Fiona O'Connor
AR by Chaopeng Hong on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
A regional coupled climate–chemistry modeling system using the dynamical downscaling technique was established and evaluated. The modeling system performed well for both the climatological and the short-term air quality applications over east Asia. Regional models outperformed global models in regional climate and air quality predictions. The coupled modeling system improved the model performance, although some biases remained in the aerosol–cloud–radiation variables.