Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Model description paper
03 Feb 2021
Model description paper |  | 03 Feb 2021

Development of WRF/CUACE v1.0 model and its preliminary application in simulating air quality in China

Lei Zhang, Sunling Gong, Tianliang Zhao, Chunhong Zhou, Yuesi Wang, Jiawei Li, Dongsheng Ji, Jianjun He, Hongli Liu, Ke Gui, Xiaomei Guo, Jinhui Gao, Yunpeng Shan, Hong Wang, Yaqiang Wang, Huizheng Che, and Xiaoye Zhang

Model code and software

WRF/CUACE v1.0 source code Lei Zhang, Sunling Gong, and Tianliang Zhao

Short summary
Development of chemical transport models with advanced physics and chemical schemes is important for improving air-quality forecasts. This study develops the chemical module CUACE by updating with a new particle dry deposition scheme and adding heterogenous chemical reactions and couples it with the WRF model. The coupled model (WRF/CUACE) was able to capture well the variations of PM2.5, O3, NO2, and secondary inorganic aerosols in eastern China.