Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Model description paper
24 Apr 2020
Model description paper |  | 24 Apr 2020

Modelling the mineralogical composition and solubility of mineral dust in the Mediterranean area with CHIMERE 2017r4

Laurent Menut, Guillaume Siour, Bertrand Bessagnet, Florian Couvidat, Emilie Journet, Yves Balkanski, and Karine Desboeufs

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Modelling of mineral dust is often done using one single mean species. In this study, differentiated mineral species with their chemical composition are implemented in the CHIMERE regional chemistry-transport model by using global databases. Simulations are carried out to quantify the realism and gain of such mineralogy.