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.
A nested-grid version of the GEOS-Chem chemistry transport model, constrained by isoprene emissions from the Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature (MEGAN), and the Lund-Potsdam-Jena General Ecosystem Simulator (LPJ-GUESS) bottom-up inventories, was used to evaluate the impact that surface isoprene emissions have on formaldehyde (HCHO) air-mass factors (AMFs) and vertical column densities (VCDs) over tropical South America during 2006, as observed by the Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography (SCIAMACHY) and Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI).
Results of this project are presented in the following publication:
Barkley, M. P., T. P. Kurosu, K. Chance, I. De Smedt, M. Van Roozendael, A. Arneth, D. Hagberg,
and A. Guenther: Assessing sources of uncertainty in formaldehyde air mass factors over tropical
South America: Implications for top-down isoprene emission estimates, J. Geophys. Res.,
117, D13304, doi:10.1029/2011JD016827. 2012
and model outputs associated to this project are archived at CEDA.
This was a NERC funded project.
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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