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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4575-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-4575-2021
Research article
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24 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 24 Mar 2021

Turbulence-permitting air pollution simulation for the Stuttgart metropolitan area

Thomas Schwitalla, Hans-Stefan Bauer, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, Thomas Bönisch, and Volker Wulfmeyer

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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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