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Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2749–2776, 2015

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Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2749–2776, 2015

Development and technical paper 04 Sep 2015

Development and technical paper | 04 Sep 2015

A new chemistry option in WRF-Chem v. 3.4 for the simulation of direct and indirect aerosol effects using VBS: evaluation against IMPACT-EUCAARI data

P. Tuccella et al.

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A parameterization for secondary organic aerosol (SOA) production based on the volatility basis set (VBS) approach has been coupled with microphysics and radiative schemes in the WRF-Chem model. The new chemistry was evaluated on a cloud-resolving scale against ground-based and aircraft measurements collected during the IMPACT-EUCAARI campaign, and complemented with satellite data from MODIS. Sensitivity tests have been performed to study the impact of SOA on cloud prediction and development.