WIT Press

Computer Modeling Of Air Pollution; Science, Art Or Fiction?(*)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940011

Volume

3

Pages

9

Published

1994

Size

1,029 kb

Author(s)

P. Zannetti

Abstract

Computer modeling of air pollution; science, art or fiction?^ P. Zannetti Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, ABSTRACT This keynote address explores the issues related to air pollution modeling as an emerging scientific field often greeted with appreciation but sometimes with skepticism and mistrust. The article explores the complex relationship between the modeling community and the rest of the scientific world. Finally, a discussion is presented of future trends in air pollution modeling and, in particular, the expected development of Comprehensive Modeling Systems (CMS) by the end of the decade. WHAT IS COMPUTER MODELING OF AIR POLLUTION? Air pollution modeling (Zannetti, 1990) is an essential tool for most air pollution studies. Let us first clarify that "modeling" may indicate two very different things: 1) small-scale physical or laboratory modeling, and 2) mathematical or numerical modeling. We are all familiar with the first type of ph

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