Articles | Volume 9, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3363–3392, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3363-2016

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3363–3392, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3363-2016

Model description paper 21 Sep 2016

Model description paper | 21 Sep 2016

Air traffic simulation in chemistry-climate model EMAC 2.41: AirTraf 1.0

Hiroshi Yamashita et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Jul 2016) by Jason Williams
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This study introduces AirTraf v1.0 for climate impact evaluations, which performs global air traffic simulations in the ECHAM5/MESSy Atmospheric Chemistry model. AirTraf simulations were demonstrated with great circle and flight time routing options for a specific winter day, assuming an Airbus A330 aircraft. The results confirmed that AirTraf simulates the air traffic properly for the two options. Calculated flight time, fuel consumption and NOx emission index are comparable to reference data.