Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Research article
02 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2018

Air quality modelling in the summer over the eastern Mediterranean using WRF-Chem: chemistry and aerosol mechanism intercomparison

George K. Georgiou, Theodoros Christoudias, Yiannis Proestos, Jonilda Kushta, Panos Hadjinicolaou, and Jos Lelieveld


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AR by George K. Georgiou on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Dec 2017) by Maria Kanakidou
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish as is (24 Dec 2017) by Maria Kanakidou
Short summary
We investigate the impact of the choice of gas-phase and aerosol mechanisms, on the simulated summertime concentrations of several pollutants over the eastern Mediterranean, using the WRF-Chem model. The selection of mechanisms significantly affects ozone and fine particulate matter concentrations, and to a lesser extent other gaseous pollutants (NOx, CO). Meteorological components are also affected by the choice of mechanisms due to the interaction of aerosols with radiation.
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