Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4575–4597, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4575–4597, 2021

Research article 24 Mar 2021

Research article | 24 Mar 2021

Turbulence-permitting air pollution simulation for the Stuttgart metropolitan area

Thomas Schwitalla et al.

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A prototype of an air quality forecasting system (AQFS) on a turbulence-permitting (TP) horizontal resolution of 50 m is developed. AQFS is based on the WRF-Chem model and uses high-resolution emission data from different pollution sources. A simulation case study of a typical winter day in south Germany serves as a test bed. Results indicate that the complex topography plays an important role for the horizontal and vertical pollution distribution over the Stuttgart metropolitan area.
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