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A Modelling System For Air Quality Estimates In Coastal Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000471

Volume

45

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

1,474 kb

Author(s)

U. Rizza, C. Mangia, U. Giostra, P.Martano, M.F. Gabucci, D. Di Rocco, M. Miglietta, I. Schipa, G.P. Marra

Abstract

A combined modelling system consisting of a mesoscale meteorological model (Regional Atmospheric Modelling System/Colorado State University), a 3D diagnostic model (CALMET) and a Lagrangian puff dispersion model (CALPUFF) has been implemented to simulate air pollutant transport and dispersion in a coastal area influenced by mesoscale circulations. As preliminary test, the procedure has been applied over a coastal area in the South East Italy, whose geographic position and topography make simplified models unable to take into account most of needed details. Simulations were performed using EMCWF data in two real typical meteorological scenarios, with an hypothetical emission scenario. Results indicate that the system can be considered a

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