Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2095–2117, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-2095-2015

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Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2095–2117, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-2095-2015

Development and technical paper 16 Jul 2015

Development and technical paper | 16 Jul 2015

Application of WRF/Chem over North America under the AQMEII Phase 2 – Part 2: Evaluation of 2010 application and responses of air quality and meteorology–chemistry interactions to changes in emissions and meteorology from 2006 to 2010

K. Yahya et al.

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ED: Publish as is (04 Jun 2015) by Jason Williams
AR by Yang Zhang on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The application of WRF/Chem to North America shows that it can reproduce most observations and their variation trends from 2006 to 2010. The inclusion of chemical feedbacks reduces biases in meteorological predictions in 2010 but increases errors in comparison to WRF. The net changes in meteorology from 2006 to 2010 are mostly influenced by changes in meteorology and those of ozone and fine particles are influenced by changes in emissions and chemical BCONs, and to a lesser extent meteorology.