WIT Press


Reliability And Validity Of Regional Air Pollution Simulations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000021

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

824 kb

Author(s)

A. Ebel, M. Memmesheimer, H.J. Jacobs, Ch. Kessler, G. Piekorz & H. Feldmann

Abstract

Regional air quality models are analyzed regarding questions of reliability and validity of pollution simulations carried out with them. The treatment of photo-oxidants is mainly discussed as an example. General ideas are illustrated using simulations of a photochemical smog episode in Central Europe with a rather reliable and a less reliable configuration of a specific model (EU- RAD). 1 Introduction Regional and local air quality models have become an indispens- able tool for environmental research and application to environ- mental assessment and policy questions. In both cases of model use it is important to have a clear understanding of the quality of models and the simulations carried out with them, particularly regarding their reliability an

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