Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 671–695, 2016

Special issue: Coupled chemistry–meteorology modelling: status and...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 671–695, 2016

Development and technical paper 18 Feb 2016

Development and technical paper | 18 Feb 2016

Decadal evaluation of regional climate, air quality, and their interactions over the continental US and their interactions using WRF/Chem version 3.6.1

Khairunnisa Yahya et al.

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The Weather Research and Forecasting model with Chemistry (WRF/Chem) v3.6.1 is evaluated for its first decadal application during 2001 to 2010 using the Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5 emissions. The model evaluation shows acceptable performance for long-term climatological simulations of most meteorological variables and chemical concentrations. Larger biases exist for aerosol-cloud-radiation variables, which future model improvement should focus on.