Articles | Volume 21, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15461–15491, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15461–15491, 2021
Research article
18 Oct 2021
Research article | 18 Oct 2021

Evaluating the impact of storage-and-release on aircraft-based mass-balance methodology using a regional air-quality model

Sepehr Fathi et al.

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We have investigated the accuracy of aircraft-based mass balance methodologies through computer model simulations of the atmosphere and air quality at a regional high-resolution scale. We have defined new quantitative metrics to reduce emission retrieval uncertainty by evaluating top-down mass balance estimates against the known simulated meteorology and input emissions. We also recommend methodologies and flight strategies for improved retrievals in future aircraft-based studies.
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