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A sensitivity analysis study for RADM2 mechanism using automatic differentiation

Abstract : A sensitivity analysis of an atmospheric multiphase mechanism is performed using an automatic differentiation tool. The sensitivity of some key concentrations is computed with respect to some input parameters (kinetic rates, microphysical parameters). The package odyssee is used in order to obtain the so-called linear tangent model giving the derivatives of outputs with respect to inputs. The direct model takes into account gas-phase reactions, aqueous-phase reactions and interfacial mass transfer and is based on the radm2 mechanism. Local sensitivity coefficients are computed for two different scenarii, rural and sub-urban. We focus in this study on the sensitivity of the gas-phase O3–NOx–HOx system with respect to some aqueous phase reactions and we investigate the influence of the reduction in the photolysis rates in the area below the cloud region. This preliminary work illustrates how powerful automatic differentiation tools may be for the study of large chemical mechanisms. We show for instance that the oxidation of trace metals (FeII, FeIII, Cu+ and Cu2+) in the case of low S(IV) polluted area is not always in disfavor of HOx gaseous concentrations, as it is usually claimed.
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Rafik Djouad, Nicole Audiffren, Bruno Sportisse. A sensitivity analysis study for RADM2 mechanism using automatic differentiation. Atmospheric Environment, 2003, 37 (22), pp.3029-3038. ⟨10.1016/S1352-2310(03)00322-4⟩. ⟨inria-00527181⟩



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