Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3071–3083, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3071-2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3071–3083, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3071-2019

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 et al.

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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.