WIT Press


State Of The Art Of Air Pollution Modelling - Needs And Trends

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR960061

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,234 kb

Author(s)

N. Moussiopoulos

Abstract

This paper aims at briefly reviewing the state of the art of air pollution models, with emphasis on those which may readily support environmental decision making. Moreover, it discusses needs for model application and trends in model develop- ment. This review allows infering to what extent the needs are met by available models and what data are required as input and for evaluation purposes. 1. Introduction Air pollution levels depend on the total emissions, transport and transformation phenomena in the atmosphere and deposition processes. For air quality assess- ments and for optimising emission reduction strategies all these factors must be considered. The complexity of the overall problem calls for the use of mathematical modelling tools, of so-called air poll

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