Articles | Volume 11, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3391–3407, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3391-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3391–3407, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-3391-2018

Development and technical paper 21 Aug 2018

Development and technical paper | 21 Aug 2018

Accelerating simulations using REDCHEM_v0.0 for atmospheric chemistry mechanism reduction

Zacharias Marinou Nikolaou et al.

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Chemistry is an important component of the atmosphere that describes many important physical processes. However, atmospheric chemical mechanisms include hundreds of species and reactions, posing a significant computational load. In this work, we use a powerful reduction method in order to develop a computationally faster chemical mechanism from a detailed mechanism. This enables accelerated simulations, which can be used to examine a wider range of processes in increased detail.