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Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 409–429, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-409-2015

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Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 409–429, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-409-2015

Development and technical paper 24 Feb 2015

Development and technical paper | 24 Feb 2015

A new WRF-Chem treatment for studying regional-scale impacts of cloud processes on aerosol and trace gases in parameterized cumuli

L. K. Berg et al.

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This work presents a new methodology for representing regional-scale impacts of cloud processing on both aerosol and trace gases in sub-grid-scale convective clouds. Using the new methodology, we can better simulate the aerosol lifecycle over large areas. The results presented in this work highlight the potential change in column-integrated amounts of black carbon, organic aerosol, and sulfate aerosol, which were found to range from -50% for black carbon to +40% for sulfate.