Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Model description paper
10 Jun 2016
Model description paper |  | 10 Jun 2016

Development of aroCACM/MPMPO 1.0: a model to simulate secondary organic aerosol from aromatic precursors in regional models

Matthew L. Dawson, Jialu Xu, Robert J. Griffin, and Donald Dabdub


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Short summary
The atmospheric oxidation of aromatic compounds is an important source of aerosol-forming species, and thus contributes to pollution in urban areas. However, details of the mechanisms by which oxidation occurs are only recently being elucidated. Here we report the incorporation of a newly developed mechanism for aromatic oxidation into the UCI-CIT regional air quality model. Results suggest an unexpected role for chemical pathways typically associated with cleaner environments.