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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-429', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-429', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Feb 2022
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-429', Juan Antonio Añel, 01 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', George K. Georgiou, 03 Mar 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on gmd-2021-429', Anonymous Referee #3, 07 Mar 2022
  • AC2: 'Authors' Responses to Anonymous Referee's Comments', George K. Georgiou, 27 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by George K. Georgiou on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 May 2022) by Jason Williams
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.