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Atmosphere 2011, 2(3), 510-532; doi:10.3390/atmos2030510
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Chemical Mechanism Solvers in Air Quality Models

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Received: 18 July 2011; in revised form: 22 August 2011 / Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 13 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Air Pollution Modeling: Reviews of Science Process Algorithms)
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Abstract: The solution of chemical kinetics is one of the most computationally intensivetasks in atmospheric chemical transport simulations. Due to the stiff nature of the system,implicit time stepping algorithms which repeatedly solve linear systems of equations arenecessary. This paper reviews the issues and challenges associated with the construction ofefficient chemical solvers, discusses several families of algorithms, presents strategies forincreasing computational efficiency, and gives insight into implementing chemical solverson accelerated computer architectures.
Keywords: chemical mechanisms; stiff solvers; sparsity; KPP; parallelism; acceleratorarchitectures; KPPA chemical mechanisms; stiff solvers; sparsity; KPP; parallelism; acceleratorarchitectures; KPPA
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MDPI and ACS Style

Zhang, H.; Linford, J.C.; Sandu, A.; Sander, R. Chemical Mechanism Solvers in Air Quality Models. Atmosphere 2011, 2, 510-532.

AMA Style

Zhang H, Linford JC, Sandu A, Sander R. Chemical Mechanism Solvers in Air Quality Models. Atmosphere. 2011; 2(3):510-532.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhang, Hong; Linford, John C.; Sandu, Adrian; Sander, Rolf. 2011. "Chemical Mechanism Solvers in Air Quality Models." Atmosphere 2, no. 3: 510-532.


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