Technical Note: An implementation of the dry removal processes DRY DEPosition and SEDImentation in the Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) A. Kerkweg, J. Buchholz, L. Ganzeveld, A. Pozzer, H. Tost, and P. Jöckel Air Chemistry Department, Max-Planck Institute of Chemistry, P.O. Box 3060, 55020 Mainz, Germany
Abstract. We present the submodels DRYDEP and SEDI for the Modular Earth Submodel System
(MESSy). Dry deposition of gases and aerosols is calculated within DRYDEP,
whereas SEDI deals with aerosol particle sedimentation.
Dry deposition velocities depend on the near-surface turbulence and the physical and chemical properties of the surface cover
(e.g. the roughness length, soil pH or leaf stomatal exchange).
The dry deposition algorithm used in DRYDEP is based on
the big leaf approach and is described in detail within this Technical
The sedimentation submodel SEDI contains two sedimentation schemes: a simple
upwind zeroth order scheme and a first order approach.
Citation: Kerkweg, A., Buchholz, J., Ganzeveld, L., Pozzer, A., Tost, H., and Jöckel, P.: Technical Note: An implementation of the dry removal processes DRY DEPosition and SEDImentation in the Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 4617-4632, doi:10.5194/acp-6-4617-2006, 2006.