The community atmospheric chemistry box model CAABA/MECCA-4.0
by R. Sander (MPI-C), A. Baumgaertner (DLR), D. Cabrera-Perez (MPI-C), F. Frank (MPI-C), S. Gromov (MPI-C)J.U. Grooss (FZ Juelich)H. Harder (MPI-C)V. Huijnen (KNMI)P. Joeckel (DLR)V.A. Karydis (MPI-C)K.E. Niemeyer (Oregon State University)A. Pozzer (MPI-C)H. Riede (MPI-C)M.G. Schultz (FZ Juelich)D. Taraborelli (FZ Juelich)
We present version 4.0 of the atmospheric chemistry box model CAABA/MECCA that now includes a number of new features: (i) skeletal mechanism reduction, (ii) the Mainz Organic Mechanism (MOM) chemical mechanism for volatile organic compounds, (iii) an option to include reactions from the Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM) and other chemical mechanisms, (iv) updated isotope tagging, and (v) improved and new photolysis modules (JVAL, RADJIMT, DISSOC). Further, when MECCA is connected to a global model, the new feature of coexisting multiple chemistry mechanisms (PolyMECCA/CHEMGLUE) can be used. Additional changes have been implemented to make the code more user-friendly and to facilitate the analysis of the model results. Like earlier versions, CAABA/MECCA-4.0 is a community model published under the GNU General Public License.
Sander, R., A. Baumgaertner, D. Cabrera-Perez, F. Frank, S. Gromov, J.U. Grooss, H. Harder, V. Huijnen, P. Joeckel, V.A. Karydis, K.E. Niemeyer, A. Pozzer, H. Riede, M.G. Schultz and D. Taraborelli, The community atmospheric chemistry box model CAABA/MECCA-4.0