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The community version of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model as it is coupled with Chemistry (WRF-Chem)

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The spatial distribution of mineral dust and its shortwave radiative forcing over North Africa: modeling sensitivities to dust emissions and aerosol size treatments   
C. Zhao, X. Liu, L. R. Leung, B. Johnson, S. A. McFarlane, W. I. Gustafson Jr., J. D. Fast, and R. Easter
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 8821-8838, 2010
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 3422 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  20 Sep 2010
Radiative impact of mineral dust on monsoon precipitation variability over West Africa   
C. Zhao, X. Liu, L. Ruby Leung, and S. Hagos
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1879-1893, 2011
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 4619 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  01 Mar 2011
Inclusion of biomass burning in WRF-Chem: impact of wildfires on weather forecasts   
G. Grell, S. R. Freitas, M. Stuefer, and J. Fast
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5289-5303, 2011
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 9638 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  06 Jun 2011
Simulations over South Asia using the Weather Research and Forecasting model with Chemistry (WRF-Chem): set-up and meteorological evaluation   
R. Kumar, M. Naja, G. G. Pfister, M. C. Barth, and G. P. Brasseur
Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 321-343, 2012
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 8759 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  20 Mar 2012
Impact of the Desert dust on the summer monsoon system over Southwestern North America   
C. Zhao, X. Liu, and L. R. Leung
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 3717-3731, 2012
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 5686 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  24 Apr 2012
Simulations over South Asia using the Weather Research and Forecasting model with Chemistry (WRF-Chem): chemistry evaluation and initial results   
R. Kumar, M. Naja, G. G. Pfister, M. C. Barth, C. Wiedinmyer, and G. P. Brasseur
Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 619-648, 2012
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 5054 KB)   Supplement (488 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  11 May 2012
Evaluating a lightning parameterization based on cloud-top height for mesoscale numerical model simulations   
J. Wong, M. C. Barth, and D. Noone
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 429-443, 2013
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 5519 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  03 Apr 2013
Inclusion of ash and SO2 emissions from volcanic eruptions in WRF-Chem: development and some applications   
M. Stuefer, S. R. Freitas, G. Grell, P. Webley, S. Peckham, S. A. McKeen, and S. D. Egan
Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 457-468, 2013
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 6161 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  09 Apr 2013
Aerosol optical depth assimilation for a size-resolved sectional model: impacts of observationally constrained, multi-wavelength and fine mode retrievals on regional scale analyses and forecasts   
P. E. Saide, G. R. Carmichael, Z. Liu, C. S. Schwartz, H. C. Lin, A. M. da Silva, and E. Hyer
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10425-10444, 2013
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 7681 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  29 Oct 2013
Uncertainty in modeling dust mass balance and radiative forcing from size parameterization   
C. Zhao, S. Chen, L. R. Leung, Y. Qian, J. F. Kok, R. A. Zaveri, and J. Huang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10733-10753, 2013
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 7871 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  05 Nov 2013
Mesoscale modeling of smoke transport over the Southeast Asian Maritime Continent: coupling of smoke direct radiative effect below and above the low-level clouds   
C. Ge, J. Wang, and J. S. Reid
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 159-174, 2014
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 1763 KB)   Supplement (6475 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  06 Jan 2014
Simulation of semi-explicit mechanisms of SOA formation from glyoxal in aerosol in a 3-D model   
C. Knote, A. Hodzic, J. L. Jimenez, R. Volkamer, J. J. Orlando, S. Baidar, J. Brioude, J. Fast, D. R. Gentner, A. H. Goldstein, P. L. Hayes, W. B. Knighton, H. Oetjen, A. Setyan, H. Stark, R. Thalman, G. Tyndall, R. Washenfelder, E. Waxman, and Q. Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 6213-6239, 2014
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 6034 KB)   Supplement (1070 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  24 Jun 2014
Implementation of aerosol assimilation in Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (v. 3.2) and WRF-Chem (v. 3.4.1)   
M. Pagowski, Z. Liu, G. A. Grell, M. Hu, H.-C. Lin, and C. S. Schwartz
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 1621-1627, 2014
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 1033 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  13 Aug 2014
Air quality in Delhi during the Commonwealth Games   
P. Marrapu, Y. Cheng, G. Beig, S. Sahu, R. Srinivas, and G. R. Carmichael
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10619-10630, 2014
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 9713 KB)   Supplement (2037 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  09 Oct 2014
Simulating black carbon and dust and their radiative forcing in seasonal snow: a case study over North China with field campaign measurements   
C. Zhao, Z. Hu, Y. Qian, L. Ruby Leung, J. Huang, M. Huang, J. Jin, M. G. Flanner, R. Zhang, H. Wang, H. Yan, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11475-11491, 2014
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 6466 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  30 Oct 2014
Gaseous chemistry and aerosol mechanism developments for version 3.5.1 of the online regional model, WRF-Chem   
S. Archer-Nicholls, D. Lowe, S. Utembe, J. Allan, R. A. Zaveri, J. D. Fast, Ø. Hodnebrog, H. Denier van der Gon, and G. McFiggans
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 2557-2579, 2014
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 5389 KB)   Supplement (8089 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  08 Nov 2014
The impact of aerosol optical depth assimilation on aerosol forecasts and radiative effects during a wild fire event over the United States   
D. Chen, Z. Liu, C. S. Schwartz, H.-C. Lin, J. D. Cetola, Y. Gu, and L. Xue
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 2709-2715, 2014
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 1352 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  19 Nov 2014
Understanding high wintertime ozone pollution events in an oil- and natural gas-producing region of the western US   
R. Ahmadov, S. McKeen, M. Trainer, R. Banta, A. Brewer, S. Brown, P. M. Edwards, J. A. de Gouw, G. J. Frost, J. Gilman, D. Helmig, B. Johnson, A. Karion, A. Koss, A. Langford, B. Lerner, J. Olson, S. Oltmans, J. Peischl, G. Pétron, Y. Pichugina, J. M. Roberts, T. Ryerson, R. Schnell, C. Senff, C. Sweeney, C. Thompson, P. R. Veres, C. Warneke, R. Wild, E. J. Williams, B. Yuan, and R. Zamora
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 411-429, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 2552 KB)   Supplement (1190 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  14 Jan 2015
A new WRF-Chem treatment for studying regional-scale impacts of cloud processes on aerosol and trace gases in parameterized cumuli   
L. K. Berg, M. Shrivastava, R. C. Easter, J. D. Fast, E. G. Chapman, Y. Liu, and R. A. Ferrare
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 409-429, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 9216 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  24 Feb 2015
Generalized background error covariance matrix model (GEN_BE v2.0)   
G. Descombes, T. Auligné, F. Vandenberghe, D. M. Barker, and J. Barré
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 669-696, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 6273 KB)   Supplement (1043 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  20 Mar 2015
Twelve-month, 12 km resolution North American WRF-Chem v3.4 air quality simulation: performance evaluation   
C. W. Tessum, J. D. Hill, and J. D. Marshall
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 957-973, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 11229 KB)   Supplement (51014 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  07 Apr 2015
Sources of black carbon aerosols in South Asia and surrounding regions during the Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, Gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB)   
R. Kumar, M. C. Barth, V. S. Nair, G. G. Pfister, S. Suresh Babu, S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy, G. R. Carmichael, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5415-5428, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 3959 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  19 May 2015
Application of WRF/Chem over North America under the AQMEII Phase 2 – Part 2: Evaluation of 2010 application and responses of air quality and meteorology–chemistry interactions to changes in emissions and meteorology from 2006 to 2010   
K. Yahya, K. Wang, Y. Zhang, and T. E. Kleindienst
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2095-2117, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 7620 KB)   Supplement (6310 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  16 Jul 2015
Evaluation of the high resolution WRF-Chem (v3.4.1) air quality forecast and its comparison with statistical ozone predictions   
R. Žabkar, L. Honzak, G. Skok, R. Forkel, J. Rakovec, A. Ceglar, and N. Žagar
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2119-2137, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 3647 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  16 Jul 2015
The anthropogenic contribution to atmospheric black carbon concentrations in southern Africa: a WRF-Chem modeling study   
F. Kuik, A. Lauer, J. P. Beukes, P. G. Van Zyl, M. Josipovic, V. Vakkari, L. Laakso, and G. T. Feig
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8809-8830, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 4390 KB)   Discussion paper (ACPD)

  12 Aug 2015
A new chemistry option in WRF-Chem v. 3.4 for the simulation of direct and indirect aerosol effects using VBS: evaluation against IMPACT-EUCAARI data   
P. Tuccella, G. Curci, G. A. Grell, G. Visconti, S. Crumeyrolle, A. Schwarzenboeck, and A. A. Mensah
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2749-2776, 2015
 Abstract   Final revised paper (PDF, 8978 KB)   Supplement (2742 KB)   Discussion paper (GMDD)

  04 Sep 2015
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