Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Development and technical paper
19 Sep 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 19 Sep 2023

An optimisation method to improve modelling of wet deposition in atmospheric transport models: applied to FLEXPART v10.4

Stijn Van Leuven, Pieter De Meutter, Johan Camps, Piet Termonia, and Andy Delcloo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-357', Juan Antonio Añel, 06 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Stijn Van Leuven, 08 May 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-357', Sheng Fang, 07 May 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Stijn Van Leuven, 22 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-357', Nina Iren Kristiansen, 25 May 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Stijn Van Leuven, 30 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Stijn Van Leuven on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2023) by David Topping
AR by Stijn Van Leuven on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2023)
Short summary
Precipitation collects airborne particles and deposits these on the ground. This process is called wet deposition and greatly determines how airborne radioactive particles (released routinely or accidentally) contaminate the surface. In this work we present a new method to improve the calculation of wet deposition in computer models. We apply this method to the existing model FLEXPART by simulating the Fukushima nuclear accident (2011) and show that it improves the simulation of wet deposition.