Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Model evaluation paper
12 Feb 2024
Model evaluation paper |  | 12 Feb 2024

Implementation of the ISORROPIA-lite aerosol thermodynamics model into the EMAC chemistry climate model (based on MESSy v2.55): implications for aerosol composition and acidity

Alexandros Milousis, Alexandra P. Tsimpidi, Holger Tost, Spyros N. Pandis, Athanasios Nenes, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, and Vlassis A. Karydis


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-178', Juan Antonio Añel, 13 Sep 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Vlassis Karydis, 01 Dec 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-178', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-178', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Vlassis Karydis on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2023) by Samuel Remy
AR by Vlassis Karydis on behalf of the Authors (27 Dec 2023)
Short summary
This study aims to evaluate the newly developed ISORROPIA-lite aerosol thermodynamic module within the EMAC model and explore discrepancies in global atmospheric simulations of aerosol composition and acidity by utilizing different aerosol phase states. Even though local differences were found in regions where the RH ranged from 20 % to 60 %, on a global scale the results are similar. Therefore, ISORROPIA-lite can be a reliable and computationally effective alternative to ISORROPIA II in EMAC.