Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4923–4954, 2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 4923–4954, 2019

Model evaluation paper 29 Nov 2019

Model evaluation paper | 29 Nov 2019

Trends of inorganic and organic aerosols and precursor gases in Europe: insights from the EURODELTA multi-model experiment over the 1990–2010 period

Giancarlo Ciarelli et al.


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ED: Publish as is (04 Oct 2019) by Samuel Remy
Short summary
The novel multi-model EURODELTA-Trends exercise provided 21 years of continuous PM components and their gas-phase precursor concentrations over Europe from the year 1990. The models’ capabilities to reproduce PM components and gas-phase PM precursor trends over the 1990–2010 period is the key focus of this study. The models were able to reproduce the observed trends relatively well, indicating a possible shift in the thermodynamic equilibrium between gas and particle phases.