Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Model description paper
20 Jan 2022
Model description paper |  | 20 Jan 2022

Inline coupling of simple and complex chemistry modules within the global weather forecast model FIM (FIM-Chem v1)

Li Zhang, Georg A. Grell, Stuart A. McKeen, Ravan Ahmadov, Karl D. Froyd, and Daniel Murphy


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-111', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Li Zhang, 11 Nov 2021
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-111', Juan Antonio Añel, 30 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Li Zhang, 06 Jul 2021
      • CEC2: 'Reply on AC1', Juan Antonio Añel, 08 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-111', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Oct 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Li Zhang, 11 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Li Zhang on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Nov 2021) by Gerd A. Folberth
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish as is (08 Dec 2021) by Gerd A. Folberth
Short summary
Applying the chemistry package from WRF-Chem into the Flow-following finite-volume Icosahedra Model, we essentially make it possible to explore the importance of different levels of complexity in gas and aerosol chemistry, as well as in physics parameterizations, for the interaction processes in global modeling systems. The model performance validated by the Atmospheric Tomography Mission aircraft measurements in summer 2016 shows good performance in capturing the aerosol and gas-phase tracers.