Title: Validation of a mesoscale meteorological simulation over Po Valley

Authors: E. Pisoni; G. Candiani; C. Carnevale; G. Finzi; E. Batchvarova

Addresses: Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze, 38 - 25123 - Brescia, Italy ' Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze, 38 – 25123 - Brescia, Italy ' Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze, 38 - 25123 - Brescia, Italy ' Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze, 38 - 25123 - Brescia, Italy ' National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Abstract: Very high secondary pollution concentrations often occur in Northern Italy, due to the density of anthropogenic emissions and frequent stagnant meteorological conditions that characterise the area. In such a situation it is important to use Chemical Transport Models (CTMs), to properly describe phenomena bringing to pollution formation and accumulation. Meteorological models are one of the drivers of CTMs and, due to their complexity, require high computational costs to be run. Within the HPC-EUROPA (Pan-European Research Infrastructure on High Performance Computing) project, the meteorological fields over Northern Italy have been simulated using RAMS, creating a database for future air quality assessments.

Keywords: meteorological models; model validation; air quality; air pollution; dispersion modelling; Italy; emissions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2011.047331

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2011 Vol.47 No.1/2/3/4, pp.149 - 157

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Jun 2012 *

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