Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1725–1746, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1725-2016

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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1725–1746, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1725-2016

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. http://retro-archive.iek.fz-juelich.de/data/documents/reports/D1-6_final.pdf

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. http://vista.cira.colostate.edu/improve/Publications/Reports/2011/2011.htm

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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.