Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4469–4487, 2018

Special issue: The Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART

Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4469–4487, 2018

Development and technical paper 08 Nov 2018

Development and technical paper | 08 Nov 2018

Three-dimensional methane distribution simulated with FLEXPART 8-CTM-1.1 constrained with observation data

Christine D. Groot Zwaaftink et al.


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Short summary
A Lagrangian particle dispersion model is used to simulate global fields of methane, constrained by observations through nudging. We show that this rather simple and computationally inexpensive method can give results similar to or as good as a computationally expensive Eulerian chemistry transport model with a data assimilation scheme. The three-dimensional methane fields are of interest to applications such as inverse modelling and satellite retrievals.