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Can WRF-Chem apply to Antarctica?


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Hi everyone,

My current research efforts concern the study of nitrate levels in Antarctica by WRF-Chem 4.4.2. (chem_opt = 202).
Nevertheless, the current modeling results are significantly lower than our observed data. It is possible that the discrepancy is caused by the emission inventory used (I use EDGARv5 from EDGAR v5.0 emissions inventory speciated for the MOZART chemical mechanism). Is there an emission inventory that is specifically applicable to the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions? Or are there any other factors contributing to the low result?

Xiao Yan