Articles | Volume 9, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3545–3567, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3545-2016

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3545–3567, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3545-2016

Model evaluation paper 04 Oct 2016

Model evaluation paper | 04 Oct 2016

The 1-way on-line coupled model system MECO(n) – Part 4: Chemical evaluation (based on MESSy v2.52)

Mariano Mertens et al.

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Short summary
This fourth part in a series of publications describing the newly developed regional chemistry–climate system MECO(n) is dedicated to the evaluation of MECO(n) with respect to tropospheric gas-phase chemistry. For this, a simulation incorporating two regional instances, one over Europe with 50 km resolution and one over Germany with 12 km resolution, is conducted. The model results are compared with satellite, ground-based and aircraft in situ observations.