Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6395–6415, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6395-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 6395–6415, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-6395-2020

Research article 04 Jun 2020

Research article | 04 Jun 2020

Regional-scale modelling for the assessment of atmospheric particulate matter concentrations at rural background locations in Europe

Goran Gašparac et al.

Model code and software

EMEP Meteorological Synthesizing Centre - West (MSC-W) https://www.emep.int/mscw/mscw_models.html

WRF-Chem NOAA/ESRL/GDA https://ruc.noaa.gov/wrf/wrf-chem/

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Two different available air quality modelling systems were used to investigate physical and chemical processes that contributed to increased daily background PM10 in all of Europe (focusing on eastern and central Europe). Differentiation of modelling performance in respect to the terrain height was found. A strong influence of meteorological conditions on increased background PM10 and statically stable atmospheric conditions were recognized as a key factor in the build-up of background PM10.
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