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Special Issue "Development, Evaluation, and Applications of Online Coupled Meteorology–Chemistry Models"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Meteorological and chemical processes are not independent, but they are coupled in the real atmosphere. Meteorology affects the transport of chemical pollutants through the wind and turbulence, while clouds and precipitation influence air quality through wet scavenging processes. At the same time, chemical processes affect meteorology, for example, through aerosols’ direct and indirect effects. In the last decade, many online coupled meteorology–chemistry models have been developed in order to simulate the complex interaction between meteorological and chemical processes. The key uncertainties in simulating the meteorology–chemistry feedback arise from the treatment of direct and indirect effects. Reliable simulation of the direct effect requires an accurate representation of aerosol size distribution, composition, and aerosol optical properties. Modeling of the aerosol indirect effect also depends on aerosol size distribution and composition, but its accuracy is also affected by the parameterizations of aerosol activation and ice nucleation. As shown by the IPCC report, the understanding of these processes by the scientific community is low and significantly affects the range of uncertainties in the evaluation of their effects on the climate and weather systems. Meaningful evaluations of the meteorology–chemistry feedbacks are often limited by the lack of simultaneous observations of aerosol size distribution and composition, cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice nuclei (IN) concentrations, radiation, aerosol, and cloud optical properties.
Manuscripts presenting developments, improvements, and evaluations of coupled models, and their applications from weather and short-term predictions to climate simulations are welcome for this Special Issue.
Dr. Paolo Tuccella
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Online model
- Aerosol–radiation interaction
- Aerosol–cloud interaction
- Aerosol direct effect
- Aerosol semidirect effect
- Aerosol indirect effect
- Aerosol glaciation indirect effect
- Model evaluation