Title: Studying air pollution levels in the Balkan Peninsula area by using an IBM Blue Gene/P computer

Authors: Krassimir Georgiev; Zahari Zlatev

Addresses: Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev str. Bl 25-A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria. ' National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, P.O. Box 358, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Abstract: The Unified Danish Eulerian Model (UNI–DEM) is an appropriate model for investigating both the transport on long distances and the transformations in the atmosphere of pollutants, which are potentially harmful. This mathematical model was developed at the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI, Roskilde, Denmark). The spatial domain of the model covers Europe and some its neighbouring parts. The parallel code of UNI–DEM is created by using the MPI standard library. It is highly portable and performs very efficiently on different kind of parallel computers. An IBM Blue Gene/P computer is used in this study.

Keywords: environmental problems; air pollution; air quality; mathematical modelling; parallel computing; high-performance computer architectures; Balkan Peninsula; UNI–DEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2011.042611

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2011 Vol.46 No.1/2, pp.97 - 114

Available online: 18 Sep 2011 *

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