Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Development and technical paper
18 Jul 2019
Development and technical paper |  | 18 Jul 2019

Simulating lightning NO production in CMAQv5.2: evolution of scientific updates

Daiwen Kang, Kenneth E. Pickering, Dale J. Allen, Kristen M. Foley, David C. Wong, Rohit Mathur, and Shawn J. Roselle

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Simulating Lightning NOX Production in CMAQ: Evolution of Scientific Updates D. Kang

Short summary
Lightning strikes produce significant amount of nitrogen oxides and the resulting atmospheric chemistry causes one of the primary air pollutants, ground-level ozone, to change. In this paper, we documented the evolution of scientific updates for lightning-induced nitrogen oxides schemes in the CMAQ model. The updated observation-based schemes are good for retrospective applications, while the parameterized scheme can estimate lightning nitrogen oxides for applications without observations.