Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Research article
02 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2023

Potential impact of shipping on air pollution in the Mediterranean region – a multimodel evaluation: comparison of photooxidants NO2 and O3

Lea Fink, Matthias Karl, Volker Matthias, Sonia Oppo, Richard Kranenburg, Jeroen Kuenen, Jana Moldanova, Sara Jutterström, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, and Elisa Majamäki

Data sets

Download of air quality data EEA

Model code and software

CMAQ US EPA Office of Research and Development

CAMx Source Code and Documentation Ramboll

metno/emep-ctm: OpenSource rv4.34 (202001) EMEP MSC-W

wrf-model/WPS WPS

Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model WRF Community

COSMO software COSMO

Short summary
Potential ship impact on air pollution in the Mediterranean Sea was simulated with five chemistry transport models. An evaluation of the results for NO2 and O3 air concentrations and dry deposition is presented. Emission data, modeled year and domain were the same. Model run outputs were compared to measurements from background stations. We focused on comparing model outputs regarding the concentration of regulatory pollutants and the relative ship impact on total air pollution concentrations.
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