Articles | Volume 10, issue 9
Model experiment description paper
05 Sep 2017
Model experiment description paper |  | 05 Sep 2017

EURODELTA-Trends, a multi-model experiment of air quality hindcast in Europe over 1990–2010

Augustin Colette, Camilla Andersson, Astrid Manders, Kathleen Mar, Mihaela Mircea, Maria-Teresa Pay, Valentin Raffort, Svetlana Tsyro, Cornelius Cuvelier, Mario Adani, Bertrand Bessagnet, Robert Bergström, Gino Briganti, Tim Butler, Andrea Cappelletti, Florian Couvidat, Massimo D'Isidoro, Thierno Doumbia, Hilde Fagerli, Claire Granier, Chris Heyes, Zig Klimont, Narendra Ojha, Noelia Otero, Martijn Schaap, Katarina Sindelarova, Annemiek I. Stegehuis, Yelva Roustan, Robert Vautard, Erik van Meijgaard, Marta Garcia Vivanco, and Peter Wind


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AR by Augustin Colette on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2017)  Author's response 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 May 2017) by Astrid Kerkweg
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (31 May 2017) by Astrid Kerkweg
AR by Augustin Colette on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Jun 2017) by Astrid Kerkweg
AR by Augustin Colette on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2017)
Short summary
The EURODELTA-Trends numerical experiment has been designed to assess the capability of chemistry-transport models to capture the evolution of surface air quality over the 1990–2010 period in Europe. It also includes sensitivity experiments in order to analyse the relative contribution of (i) emission changes, (ii) meteorological variability, and (iii) boundary conditions to air quality trends. The article is a detailed presentation of the experiment design and participating models.