Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-169-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-169-2020
Model description paper
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27 Jan 2020
Model description paper |  | 27 Jan 2020

AtChem (version 1), an open-source box model for the Master Chemical Mechanism

Roberto Sommariva, Sam Cox, Chris Martin, Kasia Borońska, Jenny Young, Peter K. Jimack, Michael J. Pilling, Vasileios N. Matthaios, Beth S. Nelson, Mike J. Newland, Marios Panagi, William J. Bloss, Paul S. Monks, and Andrew R. Rickard

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This paper presents the AtChem software, which can be used to build box models for atmospheric chemistry studies. The software is designed to facilitate the use of one of the most important chemical mechanisms used by atmospheric scientists, the Master Chemical Mechanism. AtChem exists in two versions: an on-line application for laboratory studies and educational or outreach activities and an offline version for more complex models and batch simulations. AtChem is open source under MIT License.