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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3699–3728, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3699-2016

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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3699–3728, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3699-2016

Development and technical paper 19 Oct 2016

Development and technical paper | 19 Oct 2016

Ozone air quality simulations with WRF-Chem (v3.5.1) over Europe: model evaluation and chemical mechanism comparison

Kathleen A. Mar et al.

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Ground-level ozone is an air pollutant with adverse effects on human and ecosystem health and is also a climate forcer with a significant warming effect. This paper presents the setup and evaluation of a model for ozone air quality over Europe. Within the model evaluation, we compare the use of two commonly used photochemical schemes, and we conclude that uncertainties in the representation of chemistry are important to consider when using air quality models for policy applications.