WIT Press


A Simplified Approach To Photochemical Box Model Meteorological Data Input

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV000341

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,033 kb

Author(s)

G. Latini, R. Cocci Grifoni, G. Passerini & S. Tascini

Abstract

One of the most important meteorological input parameter for photochemical air pollution models is the mixing height A^, which has a strong influence on the shape and intensity of the vertical diffusivity and, as a consequence, on ground level air concentration of primary and secondary pollutants. In this paper the analytical model of the boundary layer height proposed by Gryning and Batchvarova has been taken into consideration. A new meteorological input, developed according to specific requirements, has been developed to supply input data to a simple numerical air quality model (Photochemical Box Model) that simulates urban scale photochemical smog evolution. 1 Introduction Photochemical Box Models (PBM) are possibly the simplest numerical models for air quality modelling.

Keywords