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Numerical photochemical modeling over Madrid (Spain) mesoscale urban area
Author(s): Roberto San Jose; Arturo Ramirez-Montesinos; Luis M. Marcelo; Miguel A. Sanz; Luis M. Rodriguez
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Paper Abstract

Photochemical air quality models provide the most defensible method for relating future air quality to changes in emission, and hence are the foundation for determining the effectiveness of proposed control strategies. In this contribution, we will show results from different photochemical schemes under typical emission conditions for a summer day in the Madrid mesocsale urban area. We will show that complex numerical integrated urban mesoscale models are a powerful tool to predict the ozone levels on this area. The comparison of model simulations at different grid points show an acceptable preliminary behavior. The results presented in this paper are prepared for August 15th, 1991 and the predicted ozone values are compared with those measured at two stations of the Madrid city monitoring network. Results show that the shape is successfully predicted by using the NUFOMO (numerical photochemical model) model. Because of the computer limitations, we have limited the results to this case study. Further investigations will provide additional information to produce a statistical analysis of the results. However, preliminary results show that the NUFOMO model is able to reproduce the measured ozone values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2506, Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements, (20 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221032
Show Author Affiliations
Roberto San Jose, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Arturo Ramirez-Montesinos, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Luis M. Marcelo, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Miguel A. Sanz, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Luis M. Rodriguez, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2506:
Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements
Peter Fabian; Volker Klein; Maurus Tacke; Konradin Weber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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