Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Model evaluation paper
26 Oct 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 26 Oct 2023

Application of the Multi-Scale Infrastructure for Chemistry and Aerosols version 0 (MUSICAv0) for air quality research in Africa

Wenfu Tang, Louisa K. Emmons, Helen M. Worden, Rajesh Kumar, Cenlin He, Benjamin Gaubert, Zhonghua Zheng, Simone Tilmes, Rebecca R. Buchholz, Sara-Eva Martinez-Alonso, Claire Granier, Antonin Soulie, Kathryn McKain, Bruce C. Daube, Jeff Peischl, Chelsea Thompson, and Pieternel Levelt


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-50', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 May 2023
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-50', Juan Antonio Añel, 16 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Wenfu Tang, 18 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-50', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Wenfu Tang on behalf of the Authors (25 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (07 Sep 2023) by David Topping
AR by Wenfu Tang on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The new MUSICAv0 model enables the study of atmospheric chemistry across all relevant scales. We develop a MUSICAv0 grid for Africa. We evaluate MUSICAv0 with observations and compare it with a previously used model – WRF-Chem. Overall, the performance of MUSICAv0 is comparable to WRF-Chem. Based on model–satellite discrepancies, we find that future field campaigns in an eastern African region (30°E–45°E, 5°S–5°N) could substantially improve the predictive skill of air quality models.