Evaluation of the Models-3 Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system with observations obtained during the TRACE-P experiment: Comparison of ozone and its related species

Meigen Zhang, Itsushi Uno, Renjian Zhang, Zhiwei Han, Zifa Wang, Yifen Pu

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Abstract

The Models-3 Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system with meteorological fields calculated by the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) was applied to East Asia to investigate the transport and photochemical transformation of tropospheric ozone during the Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific (TRACE-P) field campaign. Modeled concentrations of hydroxyl radical, hydroperoxyl radical, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, ethene, ethane, carbon monoxide, and ozone were compared with observations obtained onboard of two aircrafts in order to evaluate the model performance. Comparison indicates that the model reproduced the tempo-spatial distributions of ozone and its related chemical species reasonably well, and most model results were within a factor of 2 of the observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4874-4882
Number of pages9
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Volume40
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2006

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Evaluation of the Models-3 Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system with observations obtained during the TRACE-P experiment : Comparison of ozone and its related species. / Zhang, Meigen; Uno, Itsushi; Zhang, Renjian; Han, Zhiwei; Wang, Zifa; Pu, Yifen.

In: Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 40, No. 26, 01.08.2006, p. 4874-4882.

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