Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2041-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2041-2021
Development and technical paper
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21 Apr 2021
Development and technical paper |  | 21 Apr 2021

Simulation of the evolution of biomass burning organic aerosol with different volatility basis set schemes in PMCAMx-SRv1.0

Georgia N. Theodoritsi, Giancarlo Ciarelli, and Spyros N. Pandis

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Two schemes based on the volatility basis set were used for the simulation of biomass burning organic aerosol (bbOA) in the continental US. The first is the default scheme of the PMCAMx-SR model, and the second is a recently developed scheme based on laboratory experiments. The alternative bbOA scheme predicts much higher concentrations. The default scheme performed better during summer and fall, while the alternative scheme was a little better during spring.