Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 703–718, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-703-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 703–718, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-703-2021

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 et al.

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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.