Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling

ACD builds, critically evaluates and applies process, regional- and global-scale models that address atmospheric chemistry research questions, with a focus on couplings between different components of the Earth system (water cycle, biosphere, cryosphere).

3-D global and regional chemistry models

Emissions and Process models


Testing models: Understanding the past and predicting future AQ and composition

  • Participation in IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative ( CCMI ) intercomparison projects. These include simulations of hindcast (1960-present) and future (1960-2100) conditions that can be used for studying chemistry-climate interactions and regional air quality.
  • NRCM ASD simulations (Gabriele Pfister)


Developing next-generation models

  • Incorporation of chemistry in MPAS.