Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6071–6089, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6071-2016

Special issue: Coupled chemistry–meteorology modelling: status and...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6071–6089, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6071-2016

Research article 18 May 2016

Research article | 18 May 2016

Modeling of the anthropogenic heat flux and its effect on regional meteorology and air quality over the Yangtze River Delta region, China

Min Xie et al.

Data sets

Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 SEDAC http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/gpw/index.jsp

Weather University of Wyoming http://weather.uwyo.edu/

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The spatial and temporal distribution of anthropogenic heat emissions over the YRD region was developed. These gridded AH emissions were incorporated into the modified WRF/Chem model with the seasonal and diurnal variation. The impacts of AH on meteorology and chemical variables were evaluated. The results show that the anthropogenic heat inputs improved the meteorology and air pollution predictions from WRF/Chem in and around large urban areas.
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