Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4339–4363, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4339-2016

Special issue: The community version of the Weather Research and Forecasting...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4339–4363, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4339-2016

Model evaluation paper 05 Dec 2016

Model evaluation paper | 05 Dec 2016

Air quality modelling in the Berlin–Brandenburg region using WRF-Chem v3.7.1: sensitivity to resolution of model grid and input data

Friderike Kuik et al.

Data sets

CORINE land cover data 2006 EEA (European Environment Agency) http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/corine-land-cover-2006-raster-3

RS92 GRUAN Data Product Version 2 (RS92-GDP.2) M. Sommer, R. Dirksen, and F. Immler https://doi.org/10.5676/GRUAN/RS92-GDP.2

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The study evaluates the performance of a setup of the Weather Research and Forecasting model with chemistry and aerosols (WRF–Chem) for the Berlin–Brandenburg region of Germany. Its sensitivity to updating urban input parameters based on structural data for Berlin is tested, specifying land use classes on a sub-grid scale, downscaling the original emissions to a resolution of ca. 1 km by 1 km for Berlin based on proxy data and model resolution.