Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Model evaluation paper
20 Aug 2021
Model evaluation paper |  | 20 Aug 2021

Improvements to the representation of BVOC chemistry–climate interactions in UKCA (v11.5) with the CRI-Strat 2 mechanism: incorporation and evaluation

James Weber, Scott Archer-Nicholls, Nathan Luke Abraham, Youngsub M. Shin, Thomas J. Bannan, Carl J. Percival, Asan Bacak, Paulo Artaxo, Michael Jenkin, M. Anwar H. Khan, Dudley E. Shallcross, Rebecca H. Schwantes, Jonathan Williams, and Alex T. Archibald


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-119', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'review of gmd-2021-119', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-119', James Weber, 14 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by James Weber on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (14 Jul 2021) by Tim Butler
AR by James Weber on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2021)
Short summary
The new mechanism CRI-Strat 2 features state-of-the-art isoprene chemistry not previously available in UKCA and improves UKCA's ability to reproduce observed concentrations of isoprene, monoterpenes, and OH in tropical regions. The enhanced ability to model isoprene, the most widely emitted non-methane volatile organic compound (VOC), will allow understanding of how isoprene and other biogenic VOCs affect atmospheric composition and, through biosphere–atmosphere feedbacks, climate change.