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.

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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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