GEOS-Chem 13.3.0

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GEOS-Chem Versions Page

This page includes information about GEOS-Chem 13.3.0 which is currently in development.

Version overview

The items listed below have been added to GEOS-Chem 13.3.0 since GEOS-Chem 13.2.0. See also the following Github pages:

Feature Contributor(s) Model scope Notes
Updates to IONO2 hydrolysis from Wang et al. (2021) Tomas Sherwen (York) Chemistry
Aromatic VOC chemistry Kelvin Bates (Harvard)
Ke Li (Harvard)
Mike Long (Harvard)
HMS chemistry Jonathan Moch (Harvard)
Mike Long (GCST)
C2H4 and C2H2 chemistry Kelvin Bates (Harvard)
Ke Li (Harvard)
Mike Long (GCST)
CH3O2 + OH reaction Kelvin Bates (Harvard) Chemistry
Cleaning up heterogeneous chemistry reaction rate computations Bob Yantosca (GCST) Chemistry &
Revise gamma(N2O5) computation; cap Alpha at 3.2e-8 Viral Shah (Harvard) Chemistry
Bug fixes in heterogeneous chemistry: Viral Shah (Harvard)
Chris Holmes(FSU)
Chemistry &
Bug fix
The ObsPack diagnostic can now use the ?ADV? wildcard Jessica Haskins (MIT) Diagnostics
Update US emissions to NEI2016 (as option) Barron Henderson (EPA)
Lyssa Freese (MIT)
Updated offline dust emissions from Meng et al. (2021) Jun Meng (WUStL)
Yanshun Li (WUStL)
Avoid double counting of acetone source from monoterpenes when using online MEGAN Dylan Millet (UMN) Emissions
Update volcano emissions to May 2020 and add climatology Christoph Keller (NASA/GMAO) Emissions
Send all HEMCO error messages to GEOS-Chem log Lizzie Lundgren (GCST) HEMCO

New data directories

The following data directories have been added or updated in this version. You will have to download the directories relevant to your simulation.

Inventory Type What was added? Directory
GEOS-Chem Restart Files Default Updated full-chemistry and TOMAS restart files with new species for 13.3.0 added. ExtData/GEOSCHEM_RESTARTS/v2021-09/
Boundary conditions Default
(nested-grid simulations only)
Updated sample nested-grid boundary conditions with new species for 13.3.0 added. ExtData/HEMCO/SAMPLE_BCs/v2021-09/
OFFLINE_DUST Default Offline dust emissions from Meng et al. (2021) HEMCO/OFFLINE_DUST/v2021-08
VOLCANO Default Update offline dust emissions to May 2020 and add climatology HEMCO/VOLCANO/v2021-09
NEI2016 Optional EPA NEI2016 emissions (2002-2020) HEMCO/NEI2016/v2021-06

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