Modelling Street-Scale Resolution Air Quality for the West Midlands (UK) Using the ADMS-Urban RML System

Zhong, Jian and Hood, Christina and Johnson, Kate and Stocker, Jenny and Handley, Jonathan and Wolstencroft, Mark and Mazzeo, Andrea and Cai, Xiaoming and Bloss, William James (2023) Modelling Street-Scale Resolution Air Quality for the West Midlands (UK) Using the ADMS-Urban RML System. In: Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXVIII :. Springer Proceedings in Complexity . Springer Science and Business Media B.V., ESP, pp. 77-82. ISBN 9783031127854

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Air pollution is a major environmental concern in urban areas, causing substantial adverse effects on human health. This study simulated street-scale resolution air quality for the West Midlands region in the UK using a regional-to-local coupled system, which combined the regional CMAQ model with the local ADMS-Urban model, without double-counting emissions. CMAQ was used to represent dispersion on large temporal and spatial scales, while ADMS-Urban represents the local short-term dispersion from explicit point and road sources. Both models were evaluated against observations with reasonable performance, i.e. CMAQ captured measured air pollutant concentrations at background sites, while coupled ADMS-Urban RML (Regional Model Link) also captured air pollution concentrations at roadside sites, where local effects were important. Street scale air quality maps were produced from the ADMS-Urban RML, which can be linked to health-related exposure studies. The coupled air quality modelling system for WM serves as an effective tool to evaluate potential regional and local air pollution mitigation policies.

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?? air qualityregional-to-local coupled systemroad sourcesstreet-scalewest midlandsapplied mathematicsmodelling and simulationcomputer science applications ??
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