Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Model evaluation paper
21 Oct 2019
Model evaluation paper |  | 21 Oct 2019

Simulating lightning NO production in CMAQv5.2: performance evaluations

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

Data sets

CMAQ (Version 5.2) US EPA Office of Research and Development

Simulating Lightning NO Production in CMAQv5.2 D. Kang, and K. Foley

Short summary
This paper provides a comprehensive evaluation of the lightning production schemes in CMAQ as described in on model performance. The impact of lightning NOx from different schemes is evaluated in time and space using both ground–level network measurements and aloft (ozonesonde and aircraft) observations. These results provide users the benchmark model performance when the lightning NOx production schemes are applied.