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Galmarini et al. 2021

Galmarini, S., P. Makar, O. Clifton, C. Hogrefe, J. Bash, R. Bianconi, R. Bellasio, J. Bieser, T. Butler, J. Ducker, J. Flemming, A. Hozdic, C. Holmes, I. Kioutsioukis, R. Kranenburg, A. Lupascu, J.L. Perez-Camanyo, J. Pleim, Y.-H. Ryu, R. San Jose, D. Schwede, S. Silva, M. Garcia Vivanco, and R. Wolke, 2021: Technical note — AQMEII4 Activity 1: Evaluation of wet and dry deposition schemes as an integral part of regional-scale air quality models. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, no. 20, 15663-15697, doi:10.5194/acp-21-15663-2021.

We present in this technical note the research protocol for Phase 4 of the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII4). This research initiative is divided in two activities, collectively having three goals: (i) to define the current state of the science with respect to representations of wet and especially dry deposition in regional models, (ii) to quantify the extent to which different dry deposition parameterizations influence retrospective air pollutant concentration and flux predictions, and (iii) to identify, through the use of a common set of detailed diagnostics, sensitivity simulations, model evaluation, and reducing input uncertainty, the specific causes for the current range of these predictions. Activity 1 is dedicated to the diagnostic evaluation of wet and dry deposition processes in regional air quality models (described in this paper), and Activity 2 to the evaluation of dry deposition point models against ozone flux measurements at multiple towers with multiyear observations (Part 2). The scope of these papers is to present the scientific protocols for AQMEII4, as well to summarize the technical information associated with the different dry deposition approaches used by the participating research groups of AQMEII4. In addition to describing all common aspects and data used for this multi-model evaluation activity, most importantly, we present the strategy devised to allow a common process-level comparison of dry deposition obtained from models using sometimes very different dry deposition schemes. The strategy is based on adding detailed diagnostics to the algorithms used in the dry deposition modules of existing regional air quality models, in particular archiving land use/land cover (LULC)-specific diagnostics and creating standardized LULC categories to facilitate cross-comparison of LULC-specific dry deposition parameters and processes, as well as archiving effective conductance and effective flux as means for comparing the relative influence of different pathways towards the net or total dry deposition. This new approach, along with an analysis of precipitation and wet deposition fields, will provide an unprecedented process-oriented comparison of deposition in regional air-quality models. Examples of how specific dry deposition schemes used in participating models have been reduced to the common set of comparable diagnostics defined for AQMEII4 are also presented.

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  author={Galmarini, S. and Makar, P. and Clifton, O. and Hogrefe, C. and Bash, J. and Bianconi, R. and Bellasio, R. and Bieser, J. and Butler, T. and Ducker, J. and Flemming, J. and Hozdic, A. and Holmes, C. and Kioutsioukis, I. and Kranenburg, R. and Lupascu, A. and Perez-Camanyo, J. L. and Pleim, J. and Ryu, Y.-H. and San Jose, R. and Schwede, D. and Silva, S. and Garcia Vivanco, M. and Wolke, R.},
  title={Technical note — AQMEII4 Activity 1: Evaluation of wet and dry deposition schemes as an integral part of regional-scale air quality models},
  journal={Atmos. Chem. Phys.},

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ID  - ga03300h
AU  - Galmarini, S.
AU  - Makar, P.
AU  - Clifton, O.
AU  - Hogrefe, C.
AU  - Bash, J.
AU  - Bianconi, R.
AU  - Bellasio, R.
AU  - Bieser, J.
AU  - Butler, T.
AU  - Ducker, J.
AU  - Flemming, J.
AU  - Hozdic, A.
AU  - Holmes, C.
AU  - Kioutsioukis, I.
AU  - Kranenburg, R.
AU  - Lupascu, A.
AU  - Perez-Camanyo, J. L.
AU  - Pleim, J.
AU  - Ryu, Y.-H.
AU  - San Jose, R.
AU  - Schwede, D.
AU  - Silva, S.
AU  - Garcia Vivanco, M.
AU  - Wolke, R.
PY  - 2021
TI  - Technical note — AQMEII4 Activity 1: Evaluation of wet and dry deposition schemes as an integral part of regional-scale air quality models
JA  - Atmos. Chem. Phys.
VL  - 21
IS  - 20
SP  - 15663
EP  - 15697
DO  - 10.5194/acp-21-15663-2021
ER  -

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