Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
23 Feb 2006
23 Feb 2006

Technical note: A new comprehensive SCAVenging submodel for global atmospheric chemistry modelling

H. Tost, P. Jöckel, A. Kerkweg, R. Sander, and J. Lelieveld

Abstract. We present the new scavenging scheme SCAV, simulating the removal of trace gases and aerosol particles by clouds and precipitation in global atmospheric chemistry models. The scheme is quite flexible and can be used for various purposes, e.g. long term chemistry simulations as well as detailed cloud and precipitation chemistry calculations. The presence of clouds can substantially change the chemical composition of the atmosphere. We present a new method of mechanistically coupling gas phase, aerosol, cloud and precipitation chemistry, which enables studies of feedbacks between multiphase chemistry and transport processes.

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