Comparison of CMAQ Ozone Simulations with Two Chemical Mechanisms (SAPRC99 and CB05) in the Seoul Metropolitan Region

CMAQ 모델의 화학메커니즘(SAPRC99, CB05) 적용에 따른 수도권 오존농도 모의결과 비교

Kang, Yoon-Hee;Oh, Inbo;Jeong, Ju-Hee;Bang, Jin-Hee;Kim, Yoo-Keun;Kim, Soontae;Kim, Eunhye;Hong, Ji-Hyung;Lee, Dae-Gyun

  • Received : 2015.07.22
  • Accepted : 2015.11.17
  • Published : 2016.01.29


A comparison of ozone simulations in the seoul metropolitan region (SMR) using the community multiscale air quality (CMAQ) model with SAPRC99 and CB05 chemical mechanisms (i.e. EXP-SP99 and EXP-CB05) has been conducted during four seasons of 2012. The model results showed that the differences in average ozone concentrations between the EXP-SP99 and EXP-CB05 were found to be large in summer, but very small in the other seasons. This can be attributed that the SAPRC99 tends to produce more ozone than the CB05 in urban area like the SMR with low VOC/NOx ratio under high ozone conditions. Through quantitative comparison between two mechanisms for the summer, it was found that the average ozone concentrations from the EXP-SP99 were about 3 ppb higher than those from the EXP-CB05 and agreed well with the observations. Horizontal differences in ozone concentrations between SAPRC99 and CB05 showed that significant differences were found in southern part of the SMR and over the sea near the coast in summer.


Ozone;CMAQ model;SAPRC99;CB05;Chemical mechanism


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