Title: Dynamic evaluation of air quality models over European regions
Authors: THUNIS PhilippePISONI ENRICODEGRAEUWE BARTKRANENBURG RichardSCHAAP MartijnCLAPPIER Alain
Citation: ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT vol. 111 p. 185-194
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC93787
ISSN: 1352-2310
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231015300194
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC93787
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.04.016
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Chemistry-transport models are increasingly used in Europe for estimating air quality or forecasting changes in pollution levels. But with this increased use of modeling arises the need of harmonizing the methodologies to determine the quality of air quality model applications. This is complex for planning applications, i.e. when models are used to assess the impact of realistic or virtual emission scenarios. In this work, the methodology based on the calculation of potencies proposed by Thunis and Clappier (2014) to analyze the model responses to emission reductions is applied on three different domains in Europe. This methodology is further elaborated to facilitate the inter-comparison process and bring in a single diagram the possibility of differentiating long-term from short-term effects. This methodology is designed for model users to interpret their model results but also for policy-makers to help them defining intervention priorities. The methodology is applied to both daily PM10 and 8h daily maximum ozone.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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