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Application of WRF-Chem to Forecasting PM10 Concentration Over Poland

Werner, Malgorzata, Kryza, M., Ojrzyńska, H., Skjøth, C., Wałaszek, K. and Dore, A.J. (2015) Application of WRF-Chem to Forecasting PM10 Concentration Over Poland. International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 58 (4). pp. 280-292. ISSN Print: 0957-4352 Online: 0957-4352

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The meteorological and chemical transport model WRF-Chem was implemented to forecast PM10 concentrations over Poland. WRF-Chem version 3.5 was configured with three one-way nested domains using the GFS meteorological data and the TNO MACC II emissions. The 48 hour forecasts were run for each day of the winter and summer period of 2014 and there is only a small decrease in model performance for winter with respect to forecast lead time. The model in general captures the variability in observed PM10 concentrations for most of the stations. However, for some locations and specific episodes, the model performance is poor and the results cannot yet be used by official authorities. We argue that a higher resolution sector-based emission data will be helpful for this analysis in connection with a focus on planetary boundary layer processes in WRF-Chem and their impact on the initial distribution of emissions on both time and space.

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This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled ‘Application of WRF-Chem to forecasting PM10 concentration over Poland’ presented at the 16th International Conference on Harmonisation within
Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Varna, Bulgaria, 8–11 September 2014.

Uncontrolled Keywords: PM10, WRF-Chem, air quality forecast, Poland, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, NPARU
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 15:07

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