Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 959–988, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-959-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 959–988, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-959-2018

Model evaluation paper 16 Mar 2018

Model evaluation paper | 16 Mar 2018

Global high-resolution simulations of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide using CHASER V4.0

Takashi Sekiya et al.

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We evaluate global tropospheric NO2 simulations using a chemical transport model (CTM) at horizontal resolutions of 0.56, 1.1, and 2.8°. Agreement against satellite retrievals improved greatly at 0.56 and 1.1° resolutions (compared to 2.8°) over polluted and biomass burning regions, especially over areas with strong local sources, such as a megacity. The evaluations demonstrate the potential of using a high-resolution global CTM for studying megacity-scale air pollutants across the entire globe.