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ID-136 :   BC simulation using a regional model during R/V Mirai cruise in 2016




BC simulation using a regional model during R/V Mirai cruise in 2016


Black carbon (BC) particles strongly absorb sunlight, and it has recently emerged as a major contributor to the global climate change, possible second to CO2 and methane. To evaluate the BC transport and deposition from East Asia to the Arctic region, we have conducted model simulations using a regional chemical transport model WRF/Chem during the period of the MR1606 cruise of R/V Mirai to the Arctic Sea in 2016.

Model Characteristics

model: WRF/Chem 3.8.1 horizontal grids : 45 km, 400x400 grids vertical layers : 35 layers up to 100hPa calculation period: August to Oct. 2016 (during the MR16-06 cruise of R/V Mirai) meteorological fields : NCEP FNL initial/boundary conditions for chemical species : MOZART4 chem. module : RACM (gaseous) + GOCART (particles) BC conversion from hydrophobic to hydrophilic: 2.5 days emissions: EDGAR4.2 (anthropogenic) MEGAN2 (biogenic, every 20 minutes using meteorological fields) quasi-realtime version of FINN (biomass burning, daily)

Computing Environment


Funding Information Other Funding Details

ArCS Theme 3 : Atmospheric climate forcers in the Arctic

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RollContact PersonNameMasayuki TakigawaAffiliationJAMSTEC
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15:27 on Mon May 29, 2017
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14:45 on Thu July 12, 2018