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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3123–3136, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3123-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3123–3136, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3123-2016

Development and technical paper 12 Sep 2016

Development and technical paper | 12 Sep 2016

D-region ion–neutral coupled chemistry (Sodankylä Ion Chemistry, SIC) within the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM 4) – WACCM-SIC and WACCM-rSIC

Tamás Kovács et al.

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This study was completed on D-region atmospheric model development. The sophisticated 3-D Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) and the 1-D Sodynkalä Ion and Neutral Chemistry Model (SIC) were combined in order to provide a detailed, accurate model (WACCM-SIC) that considers the processes taking place in solar proton events. The original SIC model was reduced by mechanism reduction, which provided an accurate sub-mechanism (rSIC, WACCM-rSIC) of the original model.