The MSM group uses and develops a number of atmospheric models covering a wide range in temporal and spatial resolution, from micro-scale processes in box models to large scale circulation (GCM). The MSM collaborates with many national and international universities and institutes on the model development and applications. The main scientific topics investigated inside the group are:
- Particle formation and growth in the rural and polluted atmosphere
- Chemical compositon of secondary organic aerosols (SOA)
- Impact of SOA on the air quality in polluted areas
- Climate impact of SOA
The figure below provides a schematic spatial-temporal distribution of the models used in the group. Detailed information for the individual models are listed below in the order of the models most actively used in the group.