Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Research article
30 May 2023
Research article |  | 30 May 2023

Coupled mesoscale–microscale modeling of air quality in a polluted city using WRF-LES-Chem

Yuting Wang, Yong-Feng Ma, Domingo Muñoz-Esparza, Jianing Dai, Cathy Wing Yi Li, Pablo Lichtig, Roy Chun-Wang Tsang, Chun-Ho Liu, Tao Wang, and Guy Pierre Brasseur


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1208', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yuting Wang, 14 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1208', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yuting Wang, 14 Apr 2023
  • AC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1208 (track-change&supplement)', Yuting Wang, 14 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yuting Wang on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 May 2023) by Mathias Palm
AR by Yuting Wang on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Air quality in urban areas is difficult to simulate in coarse-resolution models. This work exploits the WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) model coupled with a large-eddy simulation (LES) component and online chemistry to perform high-resolution (33.3 m) simulations of air quality in a large city. The evaluation of the simulations with observations shows that increased model resolution improves the representation of the chemical species near the pollution sources.
Final-revised paper