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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1467-1485, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1467-2017
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Model description paper
11 Apr 2017
ASIS v1.0: an adaptive solver for the simulation of atmospheric chemistry
Daniel Cariolle1,2, Philippe Moinat1, Hubert Teyssèdre3,†, Luc Giraud4, Béatrice Josse3, and Franck Lefèvre5 1Climat, Environnement, Couplages et Incertitudes, UMR5318 CNRS/Cerfacs, Toulouse, France
2Météo-France, Toulouse, France
3Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, UMR3589 CNRS/Météo-France, Toulouse, France
4Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Talence, France
5Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, CNRS/UPMC/UVSQ, Paris, France
deceased, April 2013
Abstract. This article reports on the development and tests of the adaptive semi-implicit scheme (ASIS) solver for the simulation of atmospheric chemistry. To solve the ordinary differential equation systems associated with the time evolution of the species concentrations, ASIS adopts a one-step linearized implicit scheme with specific treatments of the Jacobian of the chemical fluxes. It conserves mass and has a time-stepping module to control the accuracy of the numerical solution. In idealized box-model simulations, ASIS gives results similar to the higher-order implicit schemes derived from the Rosenbrock's and Gear's methods and requires less computation and run time at the moderate precision required for atmospheric applications. When implemented in the MOCAGE chemical transport model and the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique Mars general circulation model, the ASIS solver performs well and reveals weaknesses and limitations of the original semi-implicit solvers used by these two models. ASIS can be easily adapted to various chemical schemes and further developments are foreseen to increase its computational efficiency, and to include the computation of the concentrations of the species in aqueous-phase in addition to gas-phase chemistry.

Citation: Cariolle, D., Moinat, P., Teyssèdre, H., Giraud, L., Josse, B., and Lefèvre, F.: ASIS v1.0: an adaptive solver for the simulation of atmospheric chemistry, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1467-1485, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1467-2017, 2017.
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This article reports on the development and tests of the adaptive semi-implicit scheme (ASIS) solver for the simulation of atmospheric chemistry. To solve the ordinary differential equations associated with the time evolution of the species concentrations, ASIS adopts a one-step linearized implicit scheme. It conserves mass and has a time-stepping module to control the accuracy of the numerical solution. ASIS was found competitive in terms of computation cost against higher-order schemes.
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