Journal article

Evaluation of Regional Air Quality Models over Sydney, Australia: Part 2, Comparison of PM2.5 and Ozone

Elise-Andree Guerette, Lisa Tzu-Chi Chang, Martin E Cope, Hiep N Duc, Kathryn M Emmerson, Khalia Monk, Peter J Rayner, Yvonne Scorgie, Jeremy D Silver, Jack Simmons, Toan Trieu, Steven R Utembe, Yang Zhang, Clare Paton-Walsh

Atmosphere | MDPI | Published : 2020


Accurate air quality modelling is an essential tool, both for strategic assessment (regulation development for emission controls) and for short-term forecasting (enabling warnings to be issued to protect vulnerable members of society when the pollution levels are predicted to be high). Model intercomparison studies are a valuable support to this work, being useful for identifying any issues with air quality models, and benchmarking their performance against international standards, thereby increasing confidence in their predictions. This paper presents the results of a comparison study of six chemical transport models which have been used to simulate short-term hourly to 24 hourly concentrat..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by Australia's National Environmental Science Program through the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes hub. YZ acknowledges the support by the University of Wollongong (UOW) Vice-Chancellors Visiting International Scholar Award (VISA), the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN), and the NC State Internationalization Seed Grant. Simulations using W-NC1 and W-NC2 were performed on Stampede and Stampede 2, provided as an Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) digital service by the Texas Advanced Computing Centre (TACC), and on Yellowstone (ark:/85065/d7wd3xhc) provided by NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.