Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Model evaluation paper
24 May 2024
Model evaluation paper |  | 24 May 2024

Investigating ground-level ozone pollution in semi-arid and arid regions of Arizona using WRF-Chem v4.4 modeling

Yafang Guo, Chayan Roychoudhury, Mohammad Amin Mirrezaei, Rajesh Kumar, Armin Sorooshian, and Avelino F. Arellano


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-234', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Feb 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-234', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Feb 2024
  • RC3: 'Comment on gmd-2023-234', Anonymous Referee #3, 24 Feb 2024
  • AC1: 'Authors' response to all comments on gmd-2023-234', Yafang Guo, 02 Apr 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yafang Guo on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (08 Apr 2024)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (10 Apr 2024) by Jason Williams
AR by Yafang Guo on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This research focuses on surface ozone (O3) pollution in Arizona, a historically air-quality-challenged arid and semi-arid region in the US. The unique characteristics of this kind of region, e.g., intense heat, minimal moisture, and persistent desert shrubs, play a vital role in comprehending O3 exceedances. Using the WRF-Chem model, we analyzed O3 levels in the pre-monsoon month, revealing the model's skill in capturing diurnal and MDA8 O3 levels.