Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Model description paper
26 Apr 2024
Model description paper |  | 26 Apr 2024

The regional climate–chemistry–ecology coupling model RegCM-Chem (v4.6)–YIBs (v1.0): development and application

Nanhong Xie, Tijian Wang, Xiaodong Xie, Xu Yue, Filippo Giorgi, Qian Zhang, Danyang Ma, Rong Song, Beiyao Xu, Shu Li, Bingliang Zhuang, Mengmeng Li, Min Xie, Natalya Andreeva Kilifarska, Georgi Gadzhev, and Reneta Dimitrova

Data sets

The input data and source code for RegCM-Chem-YIBs N. Xie et al.

CarbonTracker CT2019B, NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory A. R. Jacobson et al.


Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Dry Air Mole Fractions from the NOAA GML Carbon Cycle Cooperative Global Air Sampling Network X. Lan

CNEMC ozone and fine particulate matter site monitoring data N Xie et al.

MOD17A2H MODIS/Terra Gross Primary Productivity 8-Day L4 Global 500 m SIN Grid V006 S. Running et al.

Model code and software

The input data and source code for RegCM-Chem-YIBs N. Xie et al.

Short summary
For the first time, we coupled a regional climate chemistry model, RegCM-Chem, with a dynamic vegetation model, YIBs, to create a regional climate–chemistry–ecology model, RegCM-Chem–YIBs. We applied it to simulate climatic, chemical, and ecological parameters in East Asia and fully validated it on a variety of observational data. Results show that RegCM-Chem–YIBs model is a valuable tool for studying the terrestrial carbon cycle, atmospheric chemistry, and climate change on a regional scale.