WIT Press


The Chemical Mechanism Adaptation Programme

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990902

Volume

36

Pages

5

Published

1999

Size

396 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Frank Kirchner

Abstract

The Chemical Mechanism Adaptation Programme A contribution to subproject GLOREAM Frank Kirchner Laboratoire de Pollution Atmospherique et Sol, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, CH - 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland Introduction The CHEMATA programme (CHEmical Mechanism Adaptation to Tropospheric Applications) provides an easy and quick way to adapt chemical mechanisms to special modelling conditions. It introduces flexibility in the design, use and implementation of chemical mechanisms, which has been hitherto unavailable. For example, a mechanism can be adapted to study the impact of specific emission species, or the lumping of species in the mechanism may be redefined to provide a more realistic perspective. This can be useful: * if there is need for increasing the detail of a given mechanism (e.g. for a correct description of aerosol formation, a mechanism has to distinguish between molec

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