Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 235–259, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 235–259, 2015

Development and technical paper 11 Feb 2015

Development and technical paper | 11 Feb 2015

Application of a global nonhydrostatic model with a stretched-grid system to regional aerosol simulations around Japan

D. Goto et al.

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An aerosol-coupled global non-hydrostatic model with a stretched-grid system has been developed to simulate aerosols on a region scale of 10 km grids. The regional simulation does require either a nesting technique or lateral boundary conditions, as opposed to general regional models. It generally reproduces monthly mean distributions of the observed sulfate and SO2 over East Asia as well as the diurnal and synoptic variations of the observed ones around the main target region, Tokyo/Japan.