Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling Part2 (Laboratory)

Description: Earth’s atmosphere is a large, non-linear, complex system with significant
temporal and spatial variability of pollutant quantities. In order to study such a complex
system and estimate pollutant quantities and behavior, the use of a global model is
needed. In this course, we will use a chemistry and transport model (CTM) to study some
of the main atmospheric processes through time and space. The goal of the course is to
provide students with hands on modelling experience using a global CTM as well as to
engage in the analyses and graphic representation of model results used to explain key
atmospheric processes.

Topics to be addressed/experience gained: (a) Installation and use of the CTM- moguntia
model, (b) input files manipulation and analysis of results, (c) study of interhemispheric
transports, (d) study the budget of simulated CO, (e) simulate the growth of CO2 mixing
ratios and (f) simulate the concentrations of methyl chloroform and the methylchloroform/OH constrains.

Required knowledge:

Atmospheric Chemistry
- Atmospheric Physics
- Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling part 1: Theory


1. Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry by Guy B. and Daniel J. Jacob, Cambridge
University Press, 2017.
2. Krol, M.C., Treatment of transport in MOGUNTIA, in Air pollution modelling
and its application, S.-E. Gryning and M.M. Millan eds., volume 18, pp. 623-624, Plenum Press, New York, 1994.