Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3941–3962, 2017
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3941–3962, 2017

Model evaluation paper 01 Nov 2017

Model evaluation paper | 01 Nov 2017

A description and evaluation of an air quality model nested within global and regional composition-climate models using MetUM

Lucy S. Neal et al.


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ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2017) by Olaf Morgenstern
Short summary
This paper concerns aspects of downscaling global atmospheric composition and chemistry model predictions on the continental and UK national scale. A two-step nested model configuration was developed and used to simulate UK air quality for a 5-year period under present-day conditions. The results show some benefits associated with higher-resolution modelling for primary emitted pollutants, but also highlight the importance of consistency between the nested models.