Special Issue "Air Quality Prediction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
Dr. Janusz Pudykiewicz
Meteorological Research Branch, RPN, Environment Canada
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Interests: numerical weather prediction; advection-reaction-diffusion equation; integration of stiff systems of differential equations; transport of atmospheric constituents; air quality prediction; inverse tracer transport problems; topological fluid dynamics; coupling between geophysical processes and rotation; history of meteorology
The emergence of the Earth Modeling System paradigm in the early 2000s, epitomized by the Integrated Forecast Systems, has led to the coupling of atmospheric dynamics with the equations describing transport of reactive tracers. The modern air quality prediction systems are, in fact, weather forecast models with a significantly expanded suite of the parameterizations including chemistry, surface exchange process and convective mixing. This advancement creates an unprecedented potential to increase the realism of computer simulations, superior to those from the previous generation of the chemical transport models. At the same time, the new paradigm of air quality prediction requires better chemical kinetics schemes and more realistic models of the aerosol dynamics. Furthermore, coupling of the processes with vastly different space and time scales within a single model demands the accurate mass conserving, non-oscillatory advection scheme as well as the new time stepping algorithms.
Contributions are being sought to document the current status of modern air quality prediction. The most relevant papers are those discussing the following subjects:
- Strategies of coupling between the atmospheric chemistry and the numerical weather prediction models including description of the actual air quality prediction systems.
- Are the off-line models still relevant in the air quality prediction?
- The interaction between air quality prediction and traditional parameterizations of the numerical weather prediction models.
- The discussion of chemical kinetic schemes for use with air quality prediction models.
- New methods for modeling of the aerosol dynamics.
- Numerical schemes for solving the reactive transport with stiff chemical interactions.
- Data assimilation algorithms for the air quality prediction.
- Studies illustrating the interaction between weather and aerosol processes.
- Studies of small scale flows and their role in the air quality prediction.
- The evaluation of predictability limits for air quality forecast.
Dr. Janusz Pudykiewicz
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- Earth Prediction System
- Integrated Forecast System
- Numerical Weather Prediction
- Atmospheric Chemistry Kinetics Schemes
- Chemical Transport Models
- Atmospheric Boundary Layer
- Emission Processing Systems
- Biogenic Emission
- Chemical Data Assimilation
- Numerical Methods for Advection Equation
- Numerical methods for Stiff Differential Equations
- Coagulation Equation
- Atmospheric Dust
- Dry Phase Chemistry
- Wet Phase Chemistry
- Convective Mixing