Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4655–4681, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-4655-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4655–4681, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-4655-2021

Model description paper 28 Jul 2021

Model description paper | 28 Jul 2021

APFoam 1.0: integrated computational fluid dynamics simulation of O3–NOx–volatile organic compound chemistry and pollutant dispersion in a typical street canyon

Luolin Wu et al.

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AR by Xuemei Wang on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Mar 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Mar 2021) by Christoph Knote
AR by Xuemei Wang on behalf of the Authors (27 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 May 2021) by Christoph Knote
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In order to investigate street-scale flow and air quality, this study has developed APFoam 1.0 to examine the reactive pollutant formation and dispersion in the urban area. The model has been validated and shows good agreement with wind tunnel experimental data. Model sensitivity cases reveal that vehicle emissions, background concentrations, and wind conditions are the key factors affecting the photochemical reaction process.