SAMAA: A Software For Air Quality Modelling And Analysis
Free (open access)
C Gueguen & A Mangin
SAMAA is a user friendly software developed to simulate air pollution events at medium and regional scale. Five modules compose this system : a meteorological model, a GIS based emission model, a photochemical model, a dispersion module and a GIS based visualisation application. This system allows the simulation of the impact on air quality of various emissions under specific meteorological conditions. SAMAA has been validated against real experiments and has demonstrated to be in good accordance with the real data. It has now been deployed on two French cities (Nantes and Clermont-Ferrand) where the air quality survey networks use it for air quality management and engineering studies. Thanks to its flexibility, the emission module of SAMAA is presently under implementation on the city of Bogota (Colombia).