Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8229–8241, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8229-2019

Special issue: Interactions between aerosols and the South West Asian...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8229–8241, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8229-2019

Research article 25 Jun 2019

Research article | 25 Jun 2019

Simulations of black carbon over the Indian region: improvements and implications of diurnality in emissions

Gaurav Govardhan et al.

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We show substantial improvements in the near-surface BC mass concentrations simulated by a regional chemistry transport model, WRF-Chem, over the Indian region, upon scaling up the CMIP5 equivalent anthropogenic BC emissions by 3 and introducing a diurnal variation to those. The diurnality in emissions alone significantly controls the simulated near-surface BC mass concentration, with a mean delay of 3–4 h. The simulated AOD, however, is still underestimated.
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