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Particulate monitoring, modeling, and management: natural sources, long-range transport, and emission control options: a case study of Cyprus
Author(s): Savvas Kleanthous; Chrysanthos Savvides; Ioannis Christofides; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Constantia Achilleos; Evangelos Akylas; Chrystalla Demetriadou; Pavlos Christodoulides; Ioannis Douros; Nicolas Moussiopoulos; Charalambos Panayiotou; Charalambous Gregoris; Kurt Fedra; Milan Kubat; Nicolaos Mihalopoulos
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Paper Abstract

The LIFE+ Project PM3: Particulate Monitoring, Modeling, Management is coordinated by the Department of Labour Inspection in Cyprus and funded in part by LIFE+ Environment Policy & Governance. The project aims at the analysis of dust emissions, transport, and control options for Cyprus, as well as at the identification of “natural” contributions (Directive 2008/50/EC). The ultimate objective is to provide inputs for the design of a dust management plan to improve compliance to EC Directives and minimise impacts to human health and environment. This paper presents a short analysis of historical monitoring data and their patterns as well as a description of a dynamic dust entrainment model. The pyrogenic PM10 emissions combined with the wind driven emissions, are subject to a two phase non-linear multi-criteria emission control optimization procedure. The resulting emission scenarios with an hourly resolution provide input to the Comprehensive Air quality Model with extensions (CAMx) 3D fate and transport model, implemented for the 4,800 km master domain and embedded subdomains (270 km around the island of Cyprus and embedded smaller city domains of up to 30 km down to street canyon modeling). The models test the feasibility of candidate emission control solutions over a range of weather conditions. Model generated patterns of local emissions and long-range transport are discussed compared with the monitoring data, remote sensing (MODIS derived AOT), and the chemical analysis of dust samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2013
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8795, First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013), 87951D (5 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028222
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Savvas Kleanthous, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance (Cyprus)
Chrysanthos Savvides, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance (Cyprus)
Ioannis Christofides, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance (Cyprus)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Kyriacos Themistocleous, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Constantia Achilleos, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Evangelos Akylas, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Chrystalla Demetriadou, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Pavlos Christodoulides, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Ioannis Douros, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Charalambos Panayiotou, Atlantis Consulting Cyprus Ltd. (Cyprus)
Charalambous Gregoris, Atlantis Consulting Cyprus Ltd. (Cyprus)
Kurt Fedra, Environmental Software and Services GmbH (Austria)
Milan Kubat, Environmental Software and Services GmbH (Austria)
Nicolaos Mihalopoulos, Univ. of Crete (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8795:
First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; George Papadavid, Editor(s)

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