National Italian integrated atmospheric model on air pollution: Sensitivity to emission inventory

L. Ciancarella, G. Briganti, G. Calori, A. Cappelletti, I. Cionni, M. Costa, G. Cremona, I. D'Elia, M. D'Isidoro, S. Finardi, L. Mauri, M. Mircea, G. Pace, A. Piersanti, S. Racalbuto, P. Radice, G. Righini, G. Vialetto, L. Vitali, G. Zanini

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Abstract

Sensitivity of MINNI's Atmospheric Modeling System has been tested over year 2005 using two different emission datasets, the National Emission Inventory (top-down approach) and the GAINS-Italy emission estimates (bottom-up approach). Detailed analysis has been carried over the Po Valley region for NOx and PM10 concentrations, since their EU limit values are often exceeded. NOx and PM10 results have been compared to available measurements showing that emission input variation has a detectable influence on simulated concentrations. The variations in model performance in relation to the variation of emission inventory have been analyzed at background Urban, subUrban and rural monitoring stations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, HARMO 2011 - Kos Island, Greece
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, HARMO 2011
CountryGreece
CityKos Island
Period1/1/11 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Pollution
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Ciancarella, L., Briganti, G., Calori, G., Cappelletti, A., Cionni, I., Costa, M., ... Zanini, G. (2011). National Italian integrated atmospheric model on air pollution: Sensitivity to emission inventory. Paper presented at 14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, HARMO 2011, Kos Island, Greece.