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Energetic particle precipitation in ECHAM5/MESSy – Part 2: Solar proton events

Baumgaertner, Andreas J. G. und Jöckel, Patrick und Riede, Hella und Stiller, Gabriele und Funke, Bernd (2010) Energetic particle precipitation in ECHAM5/MESSy – Part 2: Solar proton events. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, Seiten 7285-7302. Copernicus Publcations. DOI: 10.5194/acp-10-7285-2010

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The atmospheric chemistry general circulation model ECHAM5/MESSy (EMAC) has been extended by processes that parameterize particle precipitation. Several types of particle precipitation that directly affect NOy and HOx concentrations in the middle atmosphere are accounted for and discussed in a series of papers. In part 1, the EMAC parameterization for NOx produced in the upper atmosphere by low-energy electrons is presented. Here, we discuss production of NOy and HOx associated with Solar Proton Events (SPEs). A submodel that parameterizes the effects of precipitating protons, based on flux measurements by instruments on the IMP or GOES satellites, was added to the EMAC model. Production and transport of NOy and HOx, as well as effects on other chemical species and dynamics during the 2003 Halloween SPEs are presented. Comparisons with MIPAS/ENVISAT measurements of a number of species affected by the SPE are shown and discussed. There is good agreement for NO2, but a severe disagreement is found for N2O similar to other studies. We discuss the effects of an altitude dependence of the N/NO production rate on the N2O and NOy changes during the SPE. This yields a modified parameterization that shows mostly good agreement between MIPAS and model results for NO2, N2O, O3, and HOCl. With the ability of EMAC to relax the model meteorology to observations, accurate assessment of total column ozone loss is also possible, yielding a loss of approximately 10 DU at the end of November. Discrepancies remain for HNO3, N2O5, and ClONO2, which are likely a consequence from the missing cluster ion chemistry and ion-ion recombination in the EMAC model as well as known issues with the model's NOy partitioning.

Titel:Energetic particle precipitation in ECHAM5/MESSy – Part 2: Solar proton events
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-AdresseAutoren-ORCID-iD
Baumgaertner, Andreas J. G.MPI for ChemistryNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Jöckel, PatrickPatrick.Joeckel@dlr.deNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Riede, HellaMPI for ChemistryNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Stiller, GabrieleFZ KarlsruheNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Datum:August 2010
Erschienen in:Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In Open Access:Ja
In ISI Web of Science:Ja
DOI :10.5194/acp-10-7285-2010
Seitenbereich:Seiten 7285-7302
Verlag:Copernicus Publcations
Stichwörter:energetic particles, atmospheric chemistry, solar proton events
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Verkehr und Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programm:Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programmthema:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Weltraum
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (alt)
Standort: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre > Dynamik der Atmosphäre
Hinterlegt von: Jöckel, Dr. Patrick
Hinterlegt am:15 Nov 2010 18:21
Letzte Änderung:08 Mär 2018 18:56

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