Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Model evaluation paper
30 May 2022
Model evaluation paper |  | 30 May 2022

Evaluation of WRF-Chem model (v3.9.1.1) real-time air quality forecasts over the Eastern Mediterranean

George K. Georgiou, Theodoros Christoudias, Yiannis Proestos, Jonilda Kushta, Michael Pikridas, Jean Sciare, Chrysanthos Savvides, and Jos Lelieveld

Data sets

Modified WRF/Chem source code, output data, and post-processing scripts for the GMD manuscript "Evaluation of WRF/Chem model (v3.9.1.1) real-time air quality forecasts over the Eastern Mediterranean" G. K. Georgiou, T. Christoudias, Y. Proestos, J. Kushta, M. Pikridas, J. Sciare, C. Savvides, and J. Lelieveld

Short summary
We evaluate the skill of the WRF-Chem model to perform high-resolution air quality forecasts (including ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and fine particulate matter) over the Eastern Mediterranean, during winter and summer. We compare the forecast output to observational data from background and urban locations and the forecast output from CAMS. WRF-Chem was found to forecast the concentrations and diurnal profiles of gas-phase pollutants in urban areas with higher accuracy.