Authors: R. Kunz, N. Moussiopoulos
Addresses: Institut fur Technische Thermodynamik, Universitat Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany. ' Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
Abstract: Taking into account available observations, results of several mesoscale flow models applied to definite scenarios in the framework of the Athenian Photosmog Simulation Intercomparison Study (APSIS) are subjected to a statistical analysis as an attempt at model evaluation. The procedure is applied to the wind speed, the wind direction and the air temperature. For a comprehensive presentation, statistical quantities are calculated that allow averaging deviations between measurements and corresponding model results. Results for a special site are used to comment on the capability of the models to predict specific flow features at a selected location in the Athens basin.
Keywords: air flow models; model evaluation; wind flow simulation; Athens; air quality models; air pollution; environmental pollution; modelling; atmospheric dispersion models; Greece; APSIS; mesoscale flow models; wind speed; wind direction; air temperature.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.541 - 547
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