Title: Meteorological data for dispersion modelling: a brief report on the COST 710 programme on pre-processing and harmonisation

Authors: G. Cosemans, J.J. Erbrink, B.E.A. Fisher, J.G. Kretzschmar, D.J. Thomson

Addresses: VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. ' KEMA, P.O. BOX 9035, NL-6800 ET Arnhem, The Netherlands. ' University of Greenwich, Rachel McMillan Building, Creek Road, London SE8 3BW, UK. ' VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. ' Meterological Office (Room 171), London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RHG12 2SZ, UK

Abstract: Dispersion models need reliable meteorological data to run properly. Some of the meteorological data required by dispersion models are not routinely measured and have to be inferred from other measurements. The purpose of this cooperative study under the COST 710 Action is to improve and harmonise the methods of pre-processing the necessary meteorological input data. This should ensure that dispersion models use the most appropriate meteorological data in their calculations.

Keywords: COST 710; atmospheric dispersion models; meteorological data; harmonisation; air pollution; modelling; environmental pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1997.028195

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.443 - 446

Available online: 15 Sep 2009 *

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