Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1977–2016, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1977–2016, 2020

Research article 21 Feb 2020

Research article | 21 Feb 2020

Urban canopy meteorological forcing and its impact on ozone and PM2.5: role of vertical turbulent transport

Peter Huszar et al.


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Short summary
Urban surfaces alter meteorological conditions which consequently alter air pollution due to modified transport and chemical reactions. Here, we focus on a major component of this influence, enhanced vertical eddy diffusion. Using a regional climate model coupled to a chemistry transport model, we investigate how different representations of turbulent transport translate to urban canopy impact on ozone and PM2.5 concentrations and whether turbulence remains the most important component.
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