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Model setup

The following table describes the GEOS-Chem setup for both GEOS-Chem Classic and GCHP 1-month benchmark simulations.

Git tag(s): none, on feature/bmy/KPPupdates branch
Compared to previous benchmark: 13.2.0-beta.1
Software environment: gcc/gfortran 10.2.0
OpenMPI 3.0.6
netcdf-fortran 4.5.3
3.19.0
Model resolution: GEOS-Chem Classic: 4° x 5°
Meteorology fields: MERRA-2
  • GEOS-Chem Classic: 4° x 5°
Initial conditions: July 1, 2019 from 13.0.0 10-year benchmark
Benchmark month: July 2019
Emissions setup: HEMCO_Config.rc
Chemistry mechanism: fullchem.eqn
This version will impact:
(select all that apply with boldface)
  • Advection
  • BL Mixing
  • Convection
  • Meteorology Fields
  • Dry Deposition
  • Wet Deposition
  • Emissions
  • Photolysis
  • Chemistry
  • Other (please specify):
    • Sulfate Chemistry
    • Heterogeneous Chemistry

1-month benchmarks

GEOS-Chem Classic 13.2.0-beta.1 vs 13.2.0+KPPupdates

Below are links to plots and tables comparing 1-month simulations for GEOS-Chem Classic 13.2.0 with KPP Hetchem & Sulfate (Dev) and GEOS-Chem Classic 13.2.0-beta.1 (Ref).

Species Category Plots Additional Information
Level Map Zonal Mean Emissions
Oxidants

O3, CO, OH, No

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere sfc
Aerosols

DST1, DST2, DST3, DST4, NH4, NIT, SO4, BCPI, BCPO, OCPI, OCPO, AERI, BrSALA, BrSALC, ISALA, ISALC, NITs, SALA, SALC, SO4s, Simple_SOA, Complex_SOA. pFe

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total AOD
Bromine

Bry, BrOx, Br, Br2, BrCl, BrNO2, BrNO3, BrO, CH3Br, CH2Br2, CHBr3, HOBr, HBr

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total
Chlorine

Cly, ClOx, Cl, ClO, Cl2, Cl2O2, ClOO, ClNO2, ClNO3, CCl4, CFCs, CH3Cl, CH2Cl2, CH3CCl3, CHCl3, HOCl, HCl, Halons, HCFCs, OClO

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere --
Iodine

Iy, IxOy, I, I2, IBr, ICl, IO, IONO, IONO2, CH3I, CH2I2, CH2ICl, CH2IBr, HI, HOI, OIO

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total
Nitrogen

NOy, NOx, HNO2, HNO3, HNO4, MPAN, NIT, NO, NO2, NO3, N2O5, MPN, PAN, PPN, N2O, NHx, NH3, NH4, MENO3, ETNO3, IPRNO3, NPRNO3

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total
Primary Organics

EOH, MOH, ISOP, MTPA, MTPO, LIMO, ALK4, BENZ, CH4, C2H6, C3H8, PRPE, TOLU, XYLE

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total
Secondary Organics

ACTA, ALD2, CH2O, HPALDs, MACR, IEPOX, ACET, HAC, MEK, MVK, ISOPN, GLYC, GLYX, HCOOH, MAP, RCHO, MP

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total
Secondary Organic Aerosols

TSOA0, TSOA1, TSOA2, TSOA3, ASOA1, ASOA2, ASOA3, ASOAN, TSOG0, TSOG1, TSOG2, TSOG3, ASOG1, ASOG2, ASOG3, INDIOL, LVOCOA, SOAIE, SOAGX, SOAP, SOAS

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total
Sulfur

SOx, DMS, OCS, SO2, SO4

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere column total
ROy

H2O2, H, H2, H2O, HO2, O1D, OH, RO2

sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere --
J-values sfc 500hPa full column stratosphere -- --
 
Emissions by HEMCO category Total

Aircraft, Anthropogenic, Biomass Burning, Biogenic, Lightning, Natural, Ocean, Seabirds, Decaying Plants, Ship, Soil, Degassing Volcanoes, Erupting Volcanoes

Emission totals Tables by species

Tables by inventory

Global mass Entire atmosphere

Troposphere only

Metrics OH concentration, MCF lifetime, CH4 lifetime