Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7977–7995, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7977-2017

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7977–7995, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7977-2017

Research article 30 Jun 2017

Research article | 30 Jun 2017

Contributions of mobile, stationary and biogenic sources to air pollution in the Amazon rainforest: a numerical study with the WRF-Chem model

Sameh A. Abou Rafee et al.

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This paper evaluates the impact of the emissions from mobile and stationary sources in the Amazon rainforest by using the Weather Research and Forecasting with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) model. Results show that stationary sources have an important role in the contribution of human activity in Manaus; a future scenario of the expansion in the urban area demonstrates that it could increase air pollution; and the pollutant urban plume of Manaus has an impact over hundreds of kilometers in length.
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