Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5765–5784, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5765–5784, 2018

Research article 25 Apr 2018

Research article | 25 Apr 2018

The influence of model spatial resolution on simulated ozone and fine particulate matter for Europe: implications for health impact assessments

Sara Fenech et al.

Data sets

Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (GPWv3): Population Count Grid, Future Estimates Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

Short summary
The impact of model horizontal resolution on simulated surface ozone and particulate matter less than 2.5 μm concentrations, and the associated health impacts over Europe, using a coarse (~ 140 km) and a finer (~ 50 km) resolution is examined. Results highlight a strong seasonal variation in simulated O3 and PM2.5 differences between the two resolutions and demonstrate that health impact assessments are sensitive to a change in model resolution by up to ±5 % of the total mortality across Europe.
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