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AcidMODES: a major field study to evaluate regional-scale air pollution models
Author(s): Jason K.S. Ching; Norman E. Bowne
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Paper Abstract

Regional scale, Eulerian framework air quality simulation models are currently being evaluated using pollutant and meteorological measurements from special surface networks and airborne p1atforms. An evaluation protocol for such models using this data base has been developed and adopted by the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program; it includes "Operational" and "Diagnostic" components. This paper focuses on the diagnostic evaluation of the Regional Acid Deposition Model (RADM) , using aircraft measurements from the Acid Model Operational Diagnostic Evaluation Study (AcidMODES) program under sponsorship of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) . RADM's ability to resolve horizontal patterns and gradients as well as the vertical structure of primary and secondary acidic pollutant species in the mixed layer over the major source region for sulfur and nitrogen emissions is an essential diagnostic test and is demonstrated. The potential roles of remote sensing in the evaluation of regional models are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46677
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Jason K.S. Ching, NOAA (United States)
Norman E. Bowne, ENSR Consulting and Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1491:
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry
James L. McElroy; Robert J. McNeal, Editor(s)

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