Articles | Volume 15, issue 24
Research article
18 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 18 Dec 2015

Evaluation of the MACC operational forecast system – potential and challenges of global near-real-time modelling with respect to reactive gases in the troposphere

A. Wagner, A.-M. Blechschmidt, I. Bouarar, E.-G. Brunke, C. Clerbaux, M. Cupeiro, P. Cristofanelli, H. Eskes, J. Flemming, H. Flentje, M. George, S. Gilge, A. Hilboll, A. Inness, J. Kapsomenakis, A. Richter, L. Ries, W. Spangl, O. Stein, R. Weller, and C. Zerefos


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AR by Annette Wagner on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jul 2015) by William Lahoz (deceased)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jul 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Jul 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (03 Aug 2015) by William Lahoz (deceased)
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Nov 2015) by William Lahoz (deceased)
Short summary
The Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate project (MACC) operationally produces global analyses and forecasts of reactive gases and aerosol fields. We have investigated the ability of the model to simulate concentrations of reactive gases (carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone) between 2009 and 2012. The model reproduced reactive gas concentrations with consistent quality, however, with a seasonally dependent bias compared to surface and satellite observations.
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