EGU22-1296
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1296
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Study of the influence of various vertical turbulent diffusion profiles on the concentrations of secondary inorganic aerosol and their gas precursors over Central Europe

Lukáš Bartík, Marina Liaskoni, and Peter Huszar
Lukáš Bartík et al.
  • Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Dept. of atmospheric physics, Prague, Czechia

Uncertainties associated with the determination of model vertical turbulent diffusion profiles are generally considered to be one of the main causes of the discrepancies between modeled and measured pollutant concentrations. In this work, we performed four two-year long offline simulations, specifically for the period 2018–2019, using the WRF-CAMx model system over Central Europe with a horizontal resolution of 9 km x 9 km in which we used various methods of calculation of vertical turbulent diffusion coefficients (based on WRF meteorology) while the other meteorological fields we kept the same. Further, we analyzed the effects of these perturbations on spatio-temporal changes in concentrations of some components of the fine fraction of inorganic aerosols (ammonium, sulfates and nitrates) and their gaseous precursors (ammonia, NOx, sulfur dioxide). We also validated the surface concentrations of the mentioned pollutants using the AirBase and EMEP datasets.

How to cite: Bartík, L., Liaskoni, M., and Huszar, P.: Study of the influence of various vertical turbulent diffusion profiles on the concentrations of secondary inorganic aerosol and their gas precursors over Central Europe, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-1296, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1296, 2022.