The Quantifying the Amazon Isoprene Budget: Reconciling Top-down versus Bottom-up Emission Estimates project produced a unique high resolution model (GEOS-Chem version v8-03-01 - with modifications) for the Amazon, which simulated isoprene emissions and atmospheric chemistry.
Formaldehyde (HCHO) vertical column measurements from the Scanning
Imaging Absorption spectrometer for Atmospheric Cartography (SCIAMACHY) and
Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), and a nested-grid version of the GEOS-Chem
chemistry transport model, are used to infer an ensemble of top-down isoprene emission estimates
from tropical South America during 2006, using different model configurations and
assumptions in the HCHO air-mass factor (AMF) calculation. Scenes affected by biomass
burning are removed on a daily basis using fire count observations, and the local
model sensitivity was used to identify locations where the impact of spatial smearing is small,
though this comprises spatial coverage over the region
Results of this project are presented in the following publication:
Barkley, M. P., et al. (2013), Top-down isoprene emissions over tropical South America inferred from SCIAMACHY and OMI formaldehyde columns, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 6849–6868, doi:10.1002/jgrd.5055
and model outputs associated to this project are archived at CEDA.
This was a NERC funded project.
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Data provided as is by M. Barkley in March 2015.
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|Title||Quantifying the Amazon Isoprene Budget: GEOS-Chem Chemistry Transport Model|
|Abstract||GEOS-Chem Chemistry Transport Model. The nest-grid has a horizontal resolution of 0.667° × 0.5° (longitude × latitude), and 47 vertical levels extending from the surface to 0.01 hPa. The model is driven using GEOS-5 meteorology, which is updated every 3–6 hours. Tracer mixing ratios from an off-line global 4° × 5° simulation provide 3-hourly boundary conditions to the grid-edges. Based on a previous model evaluation [Barkley et al., 2011], we use an updated chemical mechanism to simulate O3-NOx-VOC-aerosol photochemistry.|
- long_name: Isoprene
- names: Isoprene