Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-1299-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-1299-2015
Model experiment description paper
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04 May 2015
Model experiment description paper |  | 04 May 2015

The terminator "toy" chemistry test: a simple tool to assess errors in transport schemes

P. H. Lauritzen, A. J. Conley, J.-F. Lamarque, F. Vitt, and M. A. Taylor

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This test extends the evaluation of transport schemes from prescribed advection of inert scalars to reactive species. It consists of transporting two reacting chlorine-like species in an idealized flow field. The sources/sinks are given by a simple but non-linear toy chemistry that mimics photolysis-driven processes near the solar terminator. As a result, strong gradients in the spatial distribution of the species develop near the edge of the terminator.