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The UK Chemistry-Aerosol model (UKCA) is a community atmospheric chemistry-aerosol global model suitable for a range of topics in climate and environmental change research developed in the United Kingdom.

How is UKCA used?

UKCA chemistry model is turned on in ACCESS-CM2-Chem.

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UKCA contains an aerosol scheme that can be used independently, the GLObal Model of Aerosol Processes (GLOMAP). The multi-component multi-modal GLOMAP model allows simulation of aerosol number, size, and concentrations of individual components such as sulphate, different types of carbon, and sea salt.

How is GLOMAP used?

GLOMAP is used in ACCESS-CM2 and ACCESS-CM2-Chem.

Last update: May 31, 2023
Created: May 31, 2023