Articles | Volume 7, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 3153–3172, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-7-3153-2014

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 3153–3172, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-7-3153-2014

Model description paper 21 Dec 2014

Model description paper | 21 Dec 2014

ORACLE (v1.0): module to simulate the organic aerosol composition and evolution in the atmosphere

A. P. Tsimpidi et al.

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Short summary
A computationally efficient module for the description of OA composition and evolution in the atmosphere has been developed. This module subdivides OA into several compounds based on their source of origin and volatility, allowing the quantification of POA vs. SOA as well as biogenic vs. anthropogenic contributions to OA concentrations. Such fundamental information can shed light on long-term changes in OA abundance, and hence project the effects of OA on future air quality and climate.