NO2 column sensitivity in CMAQ: impact of varying NOx hourly emissions

Hi all,

If running CMAQ for just one hour, with two cases identical except for the NOx emissions (anthropogenic and wildfire) being twice as much in the second case, and finding that the NMB of NO2 column concentration over the US. differs by less than 2%, is this reasonable? Could it possibly indicate a problem with the parameterization scheme settings? The NMB for the surface layer is ~15%.

Thanks for your help!

I believe that this question is similar to another post that you made that @fsidi is helping you with. Please let me know if that is the case, and if so, I will close this issue as a duplicate.

Hi Liz,

You’re right, these two questions are the same. I’ll discuss with them on another post. Thanks!