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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1555–1571, 2018

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1555–1571, 2018
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 et al.

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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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