Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature


MEGAN Development and Description

  • Guenther, A. B., Jiang, X., Heald, C. L., Sakulyanontvittaya, T., Duhl, T., Emmons, L. K., and Wang, X.: The Model of Emissions of Gases and Aerosols from Nature version 2.1 (MEGAN2.1): an extended and updated framework for modeling biogenic emissions, Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 1471-1492, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1471-2012, 2012. This manuscript describes MEGAN2.1.
  • Duhl, T., A. Guenther and D. Helmig. Estimating urban vegetation cover fraction using Google Earth® images, J. of Land Use Science, doi: 10.1080/1747423X.2011.587207, 2011. MEGAN landcover technique.
  • Stavrakou, T., Guenther, A., Razavi, A., Clarisse, L., Clerbaux, C., Coheur, P.-F., Hurtmans, D., Karagulian, F., De Mazière, M., Vigouroux, C., Amelynck, C., Schoon, N., Laffineur, Q., Heinesch, B., Aubinet, M., Rinsland, C., and Müller, J.-F.: First space-based derivation of the global atmospheric methanol emission fluxes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4873-4898, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4873-2011, 2011. This manuscript describes MEGAN2.1 methanol emissions.
  • Boy, M., A. Sogachev, J. Lauros, L. Zhou, A. Guenther, and S. Smolander, SOSA - a new model to simulate the concentrations of organic vapours and sulphuric acid inside the ABL - Part 1: Model description and initial evaluation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11 (1), 43-51, 2011. 1D version of MEGAN incorporated into the SOSA model
  • Millet, D. B., Guenther, A., Siegel, D. A., Nelson, N. B., Singh, H. B., de Gouw, J. A., Warneke, C., Williams, J., Eerdekens, G., Sinha, V., Karl, T., Flocke, F., Apel, E., Riemer, D. D., Palmer, P. I., and Barkley, M.: Global atmospheric budget of acetaldehyde: 3-D model analysis and constraints from in-situ and satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 3405-3425, doi:10.5194/acp-10-3405-2010, 2010. This manuscript describes MEGAN2.1 acetaldehyde and ethanol emissions.
  • Emmons, L. K., Walters, S., Hess, P. G., Lamarque, J.-F., Pfister, G. G., Fillmore, D., Granier, C., Guenther, A., Kinnison, D., Laepple, T., Orlando, J., Tie, X., Tyndall, G., Wiedinmyer, C., Baughcum, S. L., and Kloster, S.: Description and evaluation of the Model for Ozone and Related chemical Tracers, version 4 (MOZART-4), Geosci. Model Dev., 3, 43-67, 2010. Describes incorporation of MEGAN into MOZART model.
  • Guenther et al., J. Geophys. Res., 104, 30625-30639 (1999): This manuscript describes the canopy environment model used in MEGAN.
  • Guenther et al., ACP 6, 3181-3210 (2006). Also read the Corrigendum which corrects typographical errors in some equations. This manuscript describes MEGAN2.0 isoprene emission algorithms, emission factors and landcover data.
  • Sakulyanontvittaya et al. Environ. Science and Technology, 42, 1623-1629, 2008. This manuscript investigates the sensitivity of MEGAN emission estimates to the monoterpene and sesquiterpene parameters.
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