Title: Application of REMSAD and GAMES modelling systems on a particulate matter and ozone episode in Milan metropolitan area

Authors: E. Decanini, M. Pola, F. Polla Mattiot, M. Volta

Addresses: Scuola Normale Superiore, piazza dei Cavalieri, 56100 Pisa, Italy. ' EniTecnologie S.p.A., via Ramarini 32, 00016 Monterotondo Scalo, Italy. ' EniTecnologie S.p.A., via Ramarini 32, 00016 Monterotondo Scalo, Italy. ' D.E.A., Universita degli Studi di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Abstract: During the summer months, the Milan metropolitan area is regularly affected by intense photochemical pollution episodes. They are often associated to high concentrations of particulate matter. The attention paid to PM concentration measurements, to the related health effects and simulation results have been recently increased and new models for atmospheric dispersion are now available. To study the PM role in atmospheric pollution throughout the Lombardia region, two modelling systems (GAMES and REMSAD 5.0) have been applied. The ozone episode occurred in the first ten days of June 1998 has been monitored by the second Intensive Observation Period of PIPAPO campaign. This episode has been studied using with both modelling systems. The results for PM10, PM sulphates, PM nitrates and ozone have been compared to measurements in the area.

Keywords: Eulerian model; photochemical smog; modelling system; PM chemical speciation; Italy; pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2003.004282

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2003 Vol.20 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.230 - 241

Published online: 10 May 2004 *

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