The Framework for 0-D Atmospheric Modeling (F0AM) v3.1
- 1Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
- 2Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
- 3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
- 4Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
- 5Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD, USA
Abstract. The Framework for 0-D Atmospheric Modeling (F0AM) is a flexible and user-friendly MATLAB-based platform for simulation of atmospheric chemistry systems. The F0AM interface incorporates front-end configuration of observational constraints and model setups, making it readily adaptable to simulation of photochemical chambers, Lagrangian plumes, and steady-state or time-evolving solar cycles. Six different chemical mechanisms and three options for calculation of photolysis frequencies are currently available. Example simulations are presented to illustrate model capabilities and, more generally, highlight some of the advantages and challenges of 0-D box modeling.