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Volume 16, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12667–12701, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12667-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12667–12701, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12667-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Oct 2016

Research article | 12 Oct 2016

Presentation of the EURODELTA III intercomparison exercise – evaluation of the chemistry transport models' performance on criteria pollutants and joint analysis with meteorology

Bertrand Bessagnet et al.
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The EURODELTA III exercise allows a very comprehensive intercomparison and evaluation of air quality models' performance. On average, the models provide a rather good picture of the particulate matter (PM) concentrations over Europe even if the highest concentrations are underestimated. The meteorology is responsible for model discrepancies, while the lack of emissions, particularly in winter, is mentioned as the main reason for the underestimations of PM.
The EURODELTA III exercise allows a very comprehensive intercomparison and evaluation of air...
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