Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 363–383, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-363-2020

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Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 363–383, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-363-2020

Development and technical paper 31 Jan 2020

Development and technical paper | 31 Jan 2020

Are contributions of emissions to ozone a matter of scale? – a study using MECO(n) (MESSy v2.50)

Mariano Mertens et al.

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This study investigates if ozone source apportionment results using a tagged tracer approach depend on the resolutions of the applied model and/or emission inventory. For this we apply a global to regional atmospheric chemistry model, which allows us to compare the results on global and regional scales. Our results show that differences on the continental scale (e.g. Europe) are rather small (10 %); on the regional scale, however, differences of up to 30 % were found.