Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 407–424, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-407-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 407–424, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-407-2019

Research article 11 Jan 2019

Research article | 11 Jan 2019

Constraints and biases in a tropospheric two-box model of OH

Stijn Naus et al.

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We investigate how the use of a two-box model to describe the troposphere can impact derived results, relative to more complex models. For this, we use a 3-D transport model to tune a two-box model of OH, CH4, and MCF. By comparing the tuned two-box model with a standard model run, we can diagnose and quantify biases inherent to a two-box model. We find strong biases, but these have only a small impact on our final conclusions. However, it is not obvious that this should hold for future studies.
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