WIT Press

Comparison Of The Performance Of MAQSIP And SAQM In Modeling California's South Coast Air Basin

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990761

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

890 kb

Author(s)

Krishnakumar Vijayaraghavan, Prasad Pai and Christian Seigneur

Abstract

MAQSIP (Multiscale Air Quality Simulation Platform) is the air quality model of the Environmental Decision Support System (EDSS) that is a prototype for U.S EPA's Models-3. SAQM (SARMAP Air Quality Model) is an upgraded version of the Regional Acid Deposition Model and is currently used by the California Air Resources Board for air quality management. MAQSIP was developed using SAQM as a starting point. The main difference in the two models is the modular software design of MAQSIP that enables significant flexibility in choosing individual science modules. Thus by choosing appropriate science modules, MAQSIP can be configured to emulate SAQM. In this study, we present an evaluation of MAQSIP's ability to simulate the estab

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