Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Model evaluation paper
17 May 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 17 May 2023

Long-term evaluation of surface air pollution in CAMSRA and MERRA-2 global reanalyses over Europe (2003–2020)

Aleksander Lacima, Hervé Petetin, Albert Soret, Dene Bowdalo, Oriol Jorba, Zhaoyue Chen, Raúl F. Méndez Turrubiates, Hicham Achebak, Joan Ballester, and Carlos Pérez García-Pando


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-197', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Aleksander Lacima Nadolnik, 02 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-197', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Aleksander Lacima Nadolnik, 02 Jan 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on gmd-2022-197', Anonymous Referee #3, 12 Oct 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Aleksander Lacima Nadolnik, 02 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Aleksander Lacima Nadolnik on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Feb 2023) by Fiona O'Connor
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Feb 2023)
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2023) by Fiona O'Connor
AR by Aleksander Lacima Nadolnik on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2023)
Short summary
Understanding how air pollution varies across space and time is of key importance for the safeguarding of human health. This work arose in the context of the project EARLY-ADAPT, for which the Barcelona Supercomputing Center developed an air pollution database covering all of Europe. Through different statistical methods, we compared two global pollution models against measurements from ground stations and found significant discrepancies between the observed and the modeled surface pollution.