Journal cover Journal topic
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

IF value: 5.414
IF5.414
IF 5-year value: 5.958
IF 5-year
5.958
CiteScore value: 9.7
CiteScore
9.7
SNIP value: 1.517
SNIP1.517
IPP value: 5.61
IPP5.61
SJR value: 2.601
SJR2.601
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 191
Scimago H
index
191
h5-index value: 89
h5-index89
ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6039–6055, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6039-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6039–6055, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6039-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 02 May 2018

Research article | 02 May 2018

The importance of vertical resolution in the free troposphere for modeling intercontinental plumes

Jiawei Zhuang et al.

Model code and software

FV3_util: v0.1.2 J. Zhuang, D. J. Jacob, and S. D. Eastham https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1214605

cubedsphere: v0.1 J. Zhuang and D. Rothenberg https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1095677

Quickstart Guide: Idealized finite-volume model Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/cubed-sphere-quickstart/

Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
Our work explains why current model simulations are unable to capture the intercontinental influences of pollution plumes that are often observed over some regions like California. Due to inadequate vertical grid resolution in these models, the plumes get diffused too rapidly during intercontinental transport. Increasing the vertical grid resolution greatly improves the simulation of plumes and considerably increases the estimate of local surface pollution influence.
Our work explains why current model simulations are unable to capture the intercontinental...
Citation
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint