Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Model evaluation paper
16 Oct 2018
Model evaluation paper |  | 16 Oct 2018

Evaluating simplified chemical mechanisms within present-day simulations of the Community Earth System Model version 1.2 with CAM4 (CESM1.2 CAM-chem): MOZART-4 vs. Reduced Hydrocarbon vs. Super-Fast chemistry

Benjamin Brown-Steiner, Noelle E. Selin, Ronald Prinn, Simone Tilmes, Louisa Emmons, Jean-François Lamarque, and Philip Cameron-Smith


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2018)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Jun 2018) by Fiona O'Connor
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (18 Jul 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Aug 2018) by Fiona O'Connor
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Aug 2018) by Fiona O'Connor
AR by Benjamin Brown-Steiner on behalf of the Authors (28 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2018) by Fiona O'Connor
Short summary
We conduct three simulations of atmospheric chemistry using chemical mechanisms of different levels of complexity and compare their results to observations. We explore situations in which the simplified mechanisms match the output of the most complex mechanism, as well as when they diverge. We investigate how concurrent utilization of chemical mechanisms of different complexities can further our atmospheric-chemistry understanding at various scales and give some strategies for future research.