Title: Validation of the Eulerian pollution transport model PolTran on the Kincaid data set

Authors: Dimiter Atanassov

Addresses: National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH), 66, Tsarigradsko chaussee, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

Abstract: The study represents the first performance of the model PolTran on the Kincaid data set. PolTran is a typical representative of the Eulerian models: two dimensional Eulerian advection scheme and numerical calculation of the vertical diffusion. The meteorological pre-processor uses the Kincaid measurements of wind and temperature at 10, 50 and 100 m and provides the dispersion model with wind and turbulence exchange profiles. The model performance is comparable to other models applied to the Model Validation Kit, that could be considered as a good result for a local scale application of a model of Eulerian type.

Keywords: air pollution; atmospheric dispersion modelling; PolTran; model validation; Model Validation Kit; Kincaid data set.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2003.004255

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2003 Vol.20 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.105 - 113

Published online: 10 May 2004 *

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