Articles | Volume 16, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12667–12701, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12667–12701, 2016
Research article
12 Oct 2016
Research article | 12 Oct 2016

Presentation of the EURODELTA III intercomparison exercise – evaluation of the chemistry transport models' performance on criteria pollutants and joint analysis with meteorology

Bertrand Bessagnet et al.


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (19 Sep 2016) by Jørgen Brandt
Short summary
The EURODELTA III exercise allows a very comprehensive intercomparison and evaluation of air quality models' performance. On average, the models provide a rather good picture of the particulate matter (PM) concentrations over Europe even if the highest concentrations are underestimated. The meteorology is responsible for model discrepancies, while the lack of emissions, particularly in winter, is mentioned as the main reason for the underestimations of PM.
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