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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14813–14835, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14813-2018
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14813–14835, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14813-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 16 Oct 2018

Research article | 16 Oct 2018

Impact of physical parameterizations and initial conditions on simulated atmospheric transport and CO2 mole fractions in the US Midwest

Liza I. Díaz-Isaac et al.

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Atmospheric inversions rely on the accurate representation of the atmospheric dynamics in order to produce reliable surface fluxes. In this work, we evaluate the sensitivity of a state-of-the-art mesoscale atmospheric model to the different physics parameterizations and forcing. We conclude that no model configuration is optimal across an entire region. Therefore, we recommend an ensemble approach or the assimilation of meteorological observations in future inversion studies.
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