Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5663–5685, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5663-2020

Special issue: The PALM model system 6.0 for atmospheric and oceanic boundary-layer...

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5663–5685, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5663-2020

Model evaluation paper 18 Nov 2020

Model evaluation paper | 18 Nov 2020

Sensitivity of spatial aerosol particle distributions to the boundary conditions in the PALM model system 6.0

Mona Kurppa et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Oct 2020) by Christoph Knote
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Short summary
High-resolution modelling is needed to solve the aerosol concentrations in a complex urban area. Here, the performance of an aerosol module within the PALM model to simulate the detailed horizontal and vertical distribution of aerosol particles is studied. Further, sensitivity to the meteorological and aerosol boundary conditions is assessed using both model and observation data. The horizontal distribution is sensitive to the wind speed and stability, and the vertical to the wind direction.