Keywords

meteorology, air quality, high resolution forecasting web-based system

Start Date

1-7-2008 12:00 AM

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The present paper describes the operational air quality forecasting web-based systemcurrently under development by the Environmental Research Laboratory of NCSR“Demokritos”. The system integrates three major computational modules and it isconfigured to apply on the Greater Athens Area, producing meteorological and air qualitypredictions on a high spatial resolution (1 x 1 km2) and for a 72-hours time horizon with 1 -hour time step in advance. A case study, as an example of the forecasting ability of thedeveloped system, is provided for February 17 and April 8, 2008. The first date was chosenas it was an extremely cold day for the area with extensive snowfall and varying emissionsources. The second date was selected randomly as a business as usual scenario.

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The “Demokritos” web-based air quality forecasting system for the Greater Athens Area

The present paper describes the operational air quality forecasting web-based systemcurrently under development by the Environmental Research Laboratory of NCSR“Demokritos”. The system integrates three major computational modules and it isconfigured to apply on the Greater Athens Area, producing meteorological and air qualitypredictions on a high spatial resolution (1 x 1 km2) and for a 72-hours time horizon with 1 -hour time step in advance. A case study, as an example of the forecasting ability of thedeveloped system, is provided for February 17 and April 8, 2008. The first date was chosenas it was an extremely cold day for the area with extensive snowfall and varying emissionsources. The second date was selected randomly as a business as usual scenario.