Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Model description paper
21 Dec 2020
Model description paper |  | 21 Dec 2020

GenChem v1.0 – a chemical pre-processing and testing system for atmospheric modelling

David Simpson, Robert Bergström, Alan Briolat, Hannah Imhof, John Johansson, Michael Priestley, and Alvaro Valdebenito


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AR by David Simpson on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Oct 2020) by Christoph Knote
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish as is (22 Oct 2020) by Christoph Knote
AR by David Simpson on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This paper outlines the structure and usage of the GenChem system, which includes a chemical pre-processor ( and a simple box model (boxChem). GenChem provides scripts and input files for converting chemical equations into differential form for use in atmospheric chemical transport models (CTMs) and/or the boxChem system. Although GenChem is primarily intended for users of the EMEP MSC-W CTM and related systems, boxChem can be run as a stand-alone chemical solver.