AURORA: An Air Quality Model For Urban Regions Using An Optimal Resolution Approach
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C Mensink, K De Ridder, N Lewyckyj, F Lefebre, L Janssen, J Cornelis, S Adriaensen & M Ruts
For the assessment of air quality in cities, we developed an integrated model system, known as AURORA (Air quality modelling in Urban Regions using an Optimal Resolution Approach). This urban air quality management system has been designed for urban and regional policy support and reflects the state-of-the-art in air quality modelling, using fast and advanced numerical techniques. Modules for meteorological input data, emissions, advection, diffusion and chemistry have been designed, tested and coupled through a user interface. The model system is implemented in the cities Antwerp and Hasselt (B) and is being applied in various EU 5[h framework projects (BUGS, DECADE).