Modelling Aerosol-Cloud-Meteorology Interaction: A Case Study with a Fully Coupled Air Quality Model (GEM-MACH)
A fully coupled on-line air quality forecast model, GEM-MACH, was used to study a case of cloud processing in an urban-industrial plume and aerosol-cloud-meteorology interaction. Preliminary results have shown a significant impact on modelled clouds and particulate sulfate concentrations due to the inclusion of the feedback from on-line aerosols to microphysics. Further tests and detailed comparison with in-situ measurements of this case are underway.
KeywordsCloud Droplet Model Cloud Liquid Water Content Droplet Nucleation Cloud Liquid Water Content
The authors would like to acknowledge Mr. Radenko Pavlovic (AQMAS/ NPOD/MSC) for conducting a series of 12-h cycling runs using the standard operational GEM-MACH to generate chemical initial conditions for this study.
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