Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1725–1746, 2016

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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1725–1746, 2016

Development and technical paper 10 May 2016

Development and technical paper | 10 May 2016

Trans-Pacific transport and evolution of aerosols: evaluation of quasi-global WRF-Chem simulation with multiple observations

Zhiyuan Hu et al.

Data sets

Emission data sets and methodologies for estimating emissions, RETRO project report D1-6 Schultz, M., Rast, S., van het Bolscher, M., Pulles, T., Brand, R., Pereira, J., Mota, B., Spessa, A., Dalsren, S., van Nojie, T., and Szopa, S.

Spatial and seasonal patterns and temporal variability of haze and its constituents in the United States: Report V Hand, J., Copeland, S. A., Day, D. E., Dillner, A. M., Indresand, H., Malm, W. C., McDade, C. E., Moore Jr., C. T., Pitchford, M. L., Schichtel, B. A., and Watson, J. G.

Short summary
This study conducts the simulation of WRF-Chem with the quasi-global configuration for 2010–2014, and evaluates the simulation with multiple observation datasets for the first time. This study demonstrates that the WRF-Chem quasi-global simulation can be used for investigating trans-Pacific transport of aerosols and providing reasonable inflow chemical boundaries for the western USA to further understand the impact of transported pollutants on the regional air quality and climate.