Articles | Volume 9, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3177–3197, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3177-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3177–3197, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3177-2016

Development and technical paper 16 Sep 2016

Development and technical paper | 16 Sep 2016

Enhanced representation of soil NO emissions in the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model version 5.0.2

Quazi Z. Rasool et al.

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BDSNP module in-line in CMAQ model Data Repository Quazi Ziaur Rasool, Rui Zhang, Daniel S. Cohan, Ellen J. Cooter, Lok N. Lamsal, Jesse O. Bash, and Benjamin Lash http://daac.ornl.gov

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This study updates the representation of soil NO emissions in a regional air quality model. The implementation enhances the representation of biome types and dynamic fertilizer use. Previous modeling of soil NO in CMAQ had tended to under-estimate emissions and misrepresent their response to soil conditions and meteorology. We evaluate results against satellite observations of NO2, and quantify the impacts of the new parameterization on simulations of ozone and particulate matter.