Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2125–2147, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2125–2147, 2020

Model evaluation paper 30 Apr 2020

Model evaluation paper | 30 Apr 2020

WRF-Chem v3.9 simulations of the East Asian dust storm in May 2017: modeling sensitivities to dust emission and dry deposition schemes

Yi Zeng et al.

Model code and software

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Daily Product, NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System S. Platnick et al.

NCEP FNL Operational Model Global Tropospheric Analyses NCEP/NWS/NOAA/U.S. Department of Commerce

Short summary
Dust aerosol can impact many processes of the Earth system, but large uncertainties still remain in dust simulations. In this study, we investigated dust simulation sensitivity to two dust emission schemes and three dry deposition schemes using WRF-Chem. An optimal combination of dry deposition scheme and dust emission scheme has been identified to best simulate the dust storm in comparison with observation. Our results highlight the importance of dry deposition schemes for dust simulation.