Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10459–10481, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10459-2018

Special issue: Atmospheric emissions from oil sands development and their...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10459–10481, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10459-2018

Research article 23 Jul 2018

Research article | 23 Jul 2018

Emissions preparation and analysis for multiscale air quality modeling over the Athabasca Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada

Junhua Zhang et al.

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This paper discusses the development of new synthesized emissions inventories and the generation of air quality model-ready emissions files for the Athabasca Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada, using multiple emissions inventories, continuous emissions monitoring data, and inferred emission rates based on aircraft measurements. Novel facility-specific gridded spatial surrogate fields were generated to allocate emissions spatially within each huge mining facility.
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