Global Systems Division CIRES researchers, Georg Grell and Steve Peckham have coauthored a section in this new book that is now available through Springer publishing. The section is titled, On-Line Chemistry Within WRF: Description and Evaluation of a State-of-the-Art Multiscale Air Quality and Weather Prediction Model, authors Georg Grell, Jerome Fast, William I. Gustafson Jr, Steven E. Peckham,Stuart McKeen, Marc Salzmann, and Saulo Freitas.
This book is one of the first attempts to give an overall look at such integrated meso-meteorology and chemistry modelling approaches. It reviews the current situation with the on-line and off-line coupling of mesoscale meteorological and ACT models worldwide as well as discusses advantages and shortcomings, best practices, and gives recommendations for on-line and off-line coupling of NWP and ACT models, implementation strategy for different feedback mechanisms, direct and indirect effects of aerosols and advanced interfaces between both types of models. The book is oriented towards numerical weather prediction and air quality modelling communities.