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Simulated Data Stream from the ATom Mission

Latitude by pressure plots from the simulated data stream

Latitude by pressure plots of six key species from the simulated ATom data stream used in the Prather et al. 2018 study.

ATom: Simulated Data Stream for Modeling ATom-like Measurements

This dataset provides a simulated data stream representative of an Atmospheric Tomography mission (ATom) data collection flight and also modeled reactivities for ozone (O3) production and loss and methane (CH4) loss from six global atmospheric chemistry models: CAM, GEOS-Chem, GFDL, GISS-E2.1, GMI, and UCI. The simulated data include concentrations of selected atmospheric trace gases for 14,880 air parcels along a simulated north-south ATom flight path along 180-degrees longitude over the Pacific basin. Each of the six models produced ozone production and loss and methane loss reactivities initialized using the simulated data beginning with five different days in August (8-01, 8-06, 8-11, 8-16, 8-21). Modeled years for each individual model varied from 1997 to 2016.

Related Publications:
Michael J. Prather, Clare M. Flynn, Xin Zhu, Stephen D. Steenrod, Sarah A. Strode, Arlene M. Fiore, Gustavo Correa, Lee T. Murray, Jean-Francois Lamarque. 2018. How well can global chemistry models calculate the reactivity of short-lived greenhouse gases in the remote troposphere, knowing the chemical composition? Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Michael J. Prather, Xin Zhu, Clare M. Flynn, Sarah A. Strode, Jose M. Rodriguez, Stephen D. Steenrod, Junhua Liu, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Arlene M. Fiore, Larry W. Horowitz, Jingqiu Mao, Lee T. Murray, Drew T. Shindell, and Steven C. Wofsy. 2018. Global atmospheric chemistry – which air matters? Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9081-9102.

See all data from the Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom)

Data Citation: Prather, M.J., C.M. Flynn, A. Fiore, G. Correa, S.A. Strode, S.D. Steenrod, L.T. Murray, and J.-F. Lamarque. 2018. ATom: Simulated Data Stream for Modeling ATom-like Measurements. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
Data Center: ORNL DAAC