Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2381–2400, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2381-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2381–2400, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2381-2016

Research article 29 Feb 2016

Research article | 29 Feb 2016

Improved simulation of tropospheric ozone by a global-multi-regional two-way coupling model system

Yingying Yan et al.

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We use a newly built two-way coupling system of the GEOS-Chem CTM to simulate the global tropospheric O3 in 2009. It significantly improves the simulation upon the global model by comparisons with a suite of ground, aircraft, and satellite measurements, also reduces the global OH by 5 % with enhancements by 5 % in the lifetimes of MCF and methane. Therefore, improving model representations of small-scale processes is a critical step forward to understanding the global tropospheric chemistry.
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