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The atmospheric chemistry box model CAABA/MECCA-3.0

Author(s): R. Sander | A. Baumgaertner | S. Gromov | H. Harder | P. Jöckel | A. Kerkweg | D. Kubistin | E. Regelin | H. Riede | A. Sandu | D. Taraborrelli | H. Tost | Z.-Q. Xie

Journal: Geoscientific Model Development
ISSN 1991-959X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 373;
Date: 2011;
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We present version 3.0 of the atmospheric chemistry box model CAABA/MECCA. In addition to a complete update of the rate coefficients to the most recent recommendations, a number of new features have been added: chemistry in multiple aerosol size bins; automatic multiple simulations reaching steady-state conditions; Monte-Carlo simulations with randomly varied rate coefficients within their experimental uncertainties; calculations along Lagrangian trajectories; mercury chemistry; more detailed isoprene chemistry; tagging of isotopically labeled species. Further changes have been implemented to make the code more user-friendly and to facilitate the analysis of the model results. Like earlier versions, CAABA/MECCA-3.0 is a community model published under the GNU General Public License.
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