Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4339–4363, 2016

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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4339–4363, 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.

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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.