Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Development and technical paper
14 Jun 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 14 Jun 2016

Development of an adjoint model of GRAPES–CUACE and its application in tracking influential haze source areas in north China

Xing Qin An, Shi Xian Zhai, Min Jin, Sunling Gong, and Yu Wang


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AR by Shixian Zhai on behalf of the Authors (01 Apr 2016)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Apr 2016) by James Annan
ED: Publish as is (23 May 2016) by James Annan
AR by Shixian Zhai on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2016)  Author's response 
Short summary
The aerosol adjoint module of the atmospheric chemical modeling system GRAPES–CUACE was developed, tested for its correctness, and used in a receptor–source sensitivity test. The results showed that controlling critical emission sources during critical time intervals on the basis of adjoint sensitivity analysis is much more efficient than controlling administrative specified regions during an experiential time period.