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Pre-modelling For ESCOMPTE In The Marseille-Fos-Berre Area

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000011

Volume

42

Pages

7

Published

2000

Size

681 kb

Author(s)

F. Meleux & R. Rosset

Abstract

The ESCOMPTE project (2000-2001) in the Marseille Fos/Berre domain is designed for the development of a consistent data base in this heavily polluted area, with the aim of testing and validating air quality models. This zone displays intense various pollution emission sources due to urban activities in Marseille, heavy industrial activities around the Etang de Berre with the presence of petrochemical and steel factories, together with intense car traffic in the whole region and typical Mediterranean vegetation. In preparation of the main field experiment in 2001, a pre-modelling exercise has been realized to document the dynamic interactions between sea and land breezes with orographic flows over this complex topographical area. This study is carried out using a nesting procedure at local and regional scales using

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