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Title: A single-column particle-resolved model for simulating the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state: WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM v1.0

Abstract

The PartMC-MOSAIC particle-resolved aerosol model was previously developed to predict the aerosol mixing state as it evolves in the atmosphere. However, the modeling framework was limited to a zero-dimensional box model approach without resolving spatial gradients in aerosol concentrations. This paper presents the development of stochastic particle methods to simulate turbulent diffusion and dry deposition of aerosol particles in a vertical column within the planetary boundary layer. The new model, WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM, resolves the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state. We verified the new algorithms with analytical solutions for idealized test cases and illustrate the capabilities with results from a 2-day urban scenario that shows the evolution of black carbon mixing state in a vertical column.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1511023
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0003921; SC0011771
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Geoscientific Model Development (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1991-9603
Publisher:
European Geosciences Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Curtis, Jeffrey H., Riemer, Nicole, and West, Matthew. A single-column particle-resolved model for simulating the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state: WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM v1.0. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4057-2017.
Curtis, Jeffrey H., Riemer, Nicole, & West, Matthew. A single-column particle-resolved model for simulating the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state: WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM v1.0. United States. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4057-2017.
Curtis, Jeffrey H., Riemer, Nicole, and West, Matthew. Thu . "A single-column particle-resolved model for simulating the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state: WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM v1.0". United States. doi:10.5194/gmd-10-4057-2017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1511023.
@article{osti_1511023,
title = {A single-column particle-resolved model for simulating the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state: WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM v1.0},
author = {Curtis, Jeffrey H. and Riemer, Nicole and West, Matthew},
abstractNote = {The PartMC-MOSAIC particle-resolved aerosol model was previously developed to predict the aerosol mixing state as it evolves in the atmosphere. However, the modeling framework was limited to a zero-dimensional box model approach without resolving spatial gradients in aerosol concentrations. This paper presents the development of stochastic particle methods to simulate turbulent diffusion and dry deposition of aerosol particles in a vertical column within the planetary boundary layer. The new model, WRF-PartMC-MOSAIC-SCM, resolves the vertical distribution of aerosol mixing state. We verified the new algorithms with analytical solutions for idealized test cases and illustrate the capabilities with results from a 2-day urban scenario that shows the evolution of black carbon mixing state in a vertical column.},
doi = {10.5194/gmd-10-4057-2017},
journal = {Geoscientific Model Development (Online)},
issn = {1991-9603},
number = 11,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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