Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 609–638, 2017

Special issue: Coupled chemistry–meteorology modelling: status and...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 609–638, 2017

Development and technical paper 10 Feb 2017

Development and technical paper | 10 Feb 2017

Description and evaluation of the Multiscale Online Nonhydrostatic AtmospheRe CHemistry model (NMMB-MONARCH) version 1.0: gas-phase chemistry at global scale

Alba Badia et al.

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This paper presents a comprehensive description and benchmark evaluation of the tropospheric gas-phase chemistry component of the Multiscale Online Nonhydrostatic AtmospheRe CHemistry model (NMMB-MONARCH), an online chemical weather prediction system conceived for both the regional and global scales. We provide an extensive evaluation of a global annual cycle simulation using a variety of background surface stations, ozonesondes, aircraft data and satellite observations.