Journal article

Evaluation of the meteorological forcing used for the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII) air quality simulations

Robert Vautard, Michael D Moran, Efisio Solazzo, Robert C Gilliam, Volker Matthias, Roberto Bianconi, Charles Chemel, Joana Ferreira, Beate Geyer, Ayoe B Hansen, Amela Jericevic, Marje Prank, Arjo Segers, Jeremy D Silver, Johannes Werhahn, Ralf Wolke, ST Rao, Stefano Galmarini

Atmospheric Environment | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2012

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Danish Strategic Research Program on Sustainable Energy

Awarded by Natural Environment Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the following data providers. NOAA and Environment Canada provided North American surface meteorological data from national monitoring networks. The Data Support Section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado provided European surface meteorological data. The WMO World Ozone and Ultraviolet Data Centre (WOUDC) and its data-contributing agencies provided vertical meteorological profiles from both the North American and European ozonesonde networks. PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University ( provided the gridded observed precipitation. Boundary layer height data from radiosoundings at Lindenberg for 2006 have been kindly provided by Frank Beyrich from Meteorological Observatory Lindenberg - Richard-Assmann-Observatory of the German Meteorological Service (DWD). The authors would also like to thank following individuals for their assistance: Junhua Zhang and Radenko Pavlovic of Environment Canada, Ana Isabel Miranda and Alexandra Monteiro of the University of Aveiro, Luksa Kraljevic from the meteorological service in Croatia, and Anna Carlin Benedictow. The present study is partially funded by the Center for Energy, Environment and Health, financed by The Danish Strategic Research Program on Sustainable Energy under contract no 2104-06-0027. French teams acknowledge the LEFE/CHAT program of the Institut National de Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) through the support of the national project grant.