Title: Statistical analysis of prognostic mesoscale flow model results in the frame of APSIS

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1997.028204

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.541 - 547

Published online: 15 Sep 2009 *

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