Special Issue "Regional Scale Air Quality Modelling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018
Regional air quality is important to society because of its impact on human health, forests, waterways and ecosystems. Regional air quality provides a background to urban air pollution and it may limit the effectiveness of control strategies in cities. Air quality is affected by climate and in turn regional air quality may affect climate as well. Regional scale air quality models are used for forecasting ozone, particulate matter, acid deposition and other pollutants over spatial domains that range from a few hundred kilometers to the continental scale. Regional models are used to develop air quality improvement policies, to forecast air quality and for scientific research.
Regional air quality models are integrated systems that involve emissions inventories, meteorological models, air quality monitoring data and modules that describe atmospheric radiation, homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical transformation, advection and deposition of air pollutants. A complete regional air quality model may include algorithms for treating air pollutants in the gas, cloud and aerosol-phases. Recently, there have been important advancements in the development of sophisticated regional air quality models. This Special Issue of Atmosphere is devoted to papers that provide in-depth reviews of these developments. Papers are welcome on new developments in regional air quality modeling systems, their testing and evaluation and advances in the treatment of relevant atmospheric processes.
Dr. William R. Stockwell
Prof. Dr. Rosa Fitzgerald
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Regional air quality models
- Atmospheric transport
- Turbulent mixing
- Atmospheric radiation and photochemical reactions
- Acid deposition
- Cloud processes
- Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions
- Particulate matter
- Anthropogenic emissions
- Natural emissions
- Model evaluation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Tentative Title: Operational Use of Air Quality Numerical Prediction Models
Author: William F. Ryan
Abstract: Rapid changes in baseline precursor emissions, beginning in the early 2000's and continuing to the current date, have made operational air quality forecasters increasingly reliant on air quality numerical prediction models (AQNPMs) for forecast guidance. This paper describes how AQNPMs are used in an operational setting and discusses current strengths and weaknesses of these model with reference to air quality forecasting in the mid-Atlantic region of the US.