Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 171–189, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-171-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 171–189, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-171-2015

Development and technical paper 06 Feb 2015

Development and technical paper | 06 Feb 2015

MATCH-SALSA – Multi-scale Atmospheric Transport and CHemistry model coupled to the SALSA aerosol microphysics model – Part 1: Model description and evaluation

C. Andersson et al.

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We have integrated the sectional aerosol dynamics model SALSA into the European scale chemistry-transport model MATCH. The combined model reproduces observed higher particle number concentration (PNCs) in central Europe and lower concentrations in remote regions; however, the total PNC is underestimated. The low nucleation rate coefficient used in this study is an important reason for the underestimation.