Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Development and technical paper
16 Aug 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 16 Aug 2022

Comparison and evaluation of updates to WRF-Chem (v3.9) biogenic emissions using MEGAN

Mauro Morichetti, Sasha Madronich, Giorgio Passerini, Umberto Rizza, Enrico Mancinelli, Simone Virgili, and Mary Barth


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-15', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mauro Morichetti, 13 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-15', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mauro Morichetti, 13 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Sarah Buchmann on behalf of the Authors (17 Jun 2022)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jun 2022) by Jason Williams
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Jul 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish as is (15 Jul 2022) by Jason Williams

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Short summary
In the present study, we explore the effect of making simple changes to the existing WRF-Chem MEGAN v2.04 emissions to provide MEGAN updates that can be used independently of the land surface model chosen. The changes made to the MEGAN algorithm implemented in WRF-Chem were the following: (i) update of the emission activity factors, (ii) update of emission factor values for each plant functional type (PFT), and (iii) the assignment of the emission factor by PFT to isoprene.