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Air quality monitoring and simulation on urban scale over Munich
Author(s): E. Khorsandi; F. Baier; T. Erbertseder; M. Bittner
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Chemical-transport models are a persuasive tool to predict and study air pollution on different temporal and spatial scales. However, due to the complexity of physics and chemistry of air pollutants’ interactions and lack of precise input data, these models have uncertainties. In particular, most of the emission data have a too coarse resolution and are not appropriate for application in urban scale air quality modelling. In this study, a downscaling approach is utilized for emission data in order to improve the air pollutants concentration simulation over Munich city using the POLYPHEMUS/DLR chemistry-transport model (CTM). Traffic emission from the Bavarian Emission Kataster (EKATBY) 2004 anthropogenic emissions dataset with 2 km resolution is downscaled to 100 m with regard to the highresolution OpenStreetMap roads paths and areal emission sources are relocated on the most populated and active sites which have been determined from VIIRS NOAA satellite-derived night light data. In addition, the EEA CORINE 2012 land use data is implemented with 100 m grid resolution to improve e.g. the biogenic emissions. Regarding aerosols, the SIze REsolved Aerosol Module (SIREAM) for aerosol dynamic and the Secondary Organic Aerosol Model (SORGAM) are applied. The CTM is driven by WRF 3.5 meteorological forecasts. In order to have reliable simulations, the one-way grid nesting method with four domains is employed, where the coarsest domain covers Europe and the finest covers Munich city area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10793, Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments III, 1079303 (26 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2503969
Show Author Affiliations
E. Khorsandi, Univ. Augsburg (Germany)
F. Baier, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
T. Erbertseder, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
M. Bittner, Univ. Augsburg (Germany)
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10793:
Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments III
Thilo Erbertseder; Nektarios Chrysoulakis; Ying Zhang, Editor(s)

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