Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3741–3768, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3741-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3741–3768, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3741-2021

Model description paper 23 Jun 2021

Model description paper | 23 Jun 2021

WRF-GC (v2.0): online two-way coupling of WRF (v3.9.1.1) and GEOS-Chem (v12.7.2) for modeling regional atmospheric chemistry–meteorology interactions

Xu Feng et al.

Data sets

Simulation data for WRF-GC (v2.0): online two-way coupling of WRF (v3.9.1.1) and GEOS-Chem (v12.7.2) for modeling regional atmospheric chemistry–meteorology interactions Xu Feng and Haipeng Lin https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5007357

Model code and software

WRF-GC v2.0 Xu Feng, Haipeng Lin, Tzung-May Fu, Melissa P. Sulprizio, Jiawei Zhuang, Daniel J. Jacob, Heng Tian, Yaping Ma, Lijuan Zhang, Xiaolin Wang, and Qi Chen https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4362624

WRF-GC v2.0 (nested-grid functionality) Xu Feng, Haipeng Lin, Tzung-May Fu, Melissa P. Sulprizio, Jiawei Zhuang, Daniel J. Jacob, Heng Tian, Yaping Ma, Lijuan Zhang, Xiaolin Wang, and Qi Chen https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4395258

Short summary
WRF-GC is an online coupling of the WRF meteorological model and GEOS-Chem chemical transport model for regional atmospheric chemistry and air quality modeling. In WRF-GC v2.0, we implemented the aerosol–radiation interactions and aerosol–cloud interactions, as well as the capability to nest multiple domains for high-resolution simulations based on the modular framework of WRF-GC v1.0. This allows the GEOS-Chem users to investigate the meteorology–atmospheric chemistry interactions.