Title: Review of the requirements for models and model applications

Authors: Frank De Leeuw, Erik Berge, Knut Gronskei, Maria Tombrou

Addresses: RIVM, P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands. ' DNMI, P.O. Box 43, Blindern, N-0313 Oslo, Norway. ' NILU, P.O. Box 100, N-2007 Kjeller, Norway. ' University of Athens, 33 Ippokratous Street, 10680 Athens, Greece

Abstract: Requirements for models and model applications are reviewed on basis of the Dobris Assessment report and the practice in EU legislation and international organisations, and from the responses of a questionnaire sent to 38 European countries. Model applications are frequently used for regulatory and general assessment purposes by various users (scientists, air quality managers, policy-makers). Forecast models may play an important role in informing the public about smog episodes. While requirements in terms of compounds and spatial and temporal scales can be provided, the requirements on accuracy and documentation of models are less well defined.

Keywords: air quality assessments; legislation; model applications; model requirements; Europe; forecasting; smog; air pollution; environmental pollution; modelling; atmospheric dispersion models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1997.028187

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.391 - 400

Published online: 15 Sep 2009 *

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