GenChem v1.0-a chemical pre-processing and testing system for atmospheric modelling
Journal article, 2020

This paper outlines the structure and usage of the GenChem system, which includes a chemical preprocessor GenChem.py) and a simple box model (box-Chem). GenChem provides scripts and input files for converting chemical equations into differential form for use in atmospheric chemical transport models (CTMs) and/or the boxChem system. Although GenChem is primarily intended for users of the Meteorological Synthesizing Centre West of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP MSC-W) CTM and related systems, boxChem can be run as a stand-Alone chemical solver, enabling for example easy testing of chemical mechanisms against each other. This paper presents an outline of the usage of the GenChem system, explaining input and output files, and presents some examples of usage. The code needed to run GenChem is released as opensource code under the GNU license.

Author

David Simpson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Robert Bergström

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

SMHI

A. Briolat

University of York

Hannah Imhof

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

John Johansson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Michael Priestley

University of Gothenburg

A. Valdebenito

Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Geoscientific Model Development

1991-959X (ISSN)

Vol. 13 12 6447-6465 6447

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Subject Categories

Embedded Systems

Control Engineering

Computer Science

DOI

10.5194/gmd-13-6447-2020

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