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High resolution air quality forecasts in the Western Mediterranean area within the MACC, MACC-II and MACC-III European projects
Title: High resolution air quality forecasts in the Western Mediterranean area within the MACC, MACC-II and MACC-III European projects
Other Titles: Predicciones de calidad del aire a alta resolución en el Mediterráneo occidental para los proyectos MACC, MACC-II y MACC-III
Authors: Cansado, AlbertoMartínez Marco, IsabelMorales Morín, Tomás
Keywords: Air quality; Air-quality modelling; Mediterranean; Calidad del aire; Modelización de la calidad del aire; MACC European projects; Mediterráneo
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Citation: Física de la Tierra. 2015, 27, p. 91-110
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Abstract: The European Earth observation programme Copernicus, formerly known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) is establishing a core global and regional environmental tmospheric service as a component of the Europe’s Copernicus/GMES initiative through successive R&D projects led by ECMWF (European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting) and funded by the 6th and 7th European Framework Programme for Research and Horizon 2020 Programme: GEMS, MACC, MACC-II and MACC-III. AEMET (Spanish State Meteorological Agency) has participated in the projects MACC and MACC-II and continues participating in MACC-III ( AEMET has contributed to those projects by generating highresolution (0.05 degrees) daily air-quality forecasts for the Western Mediterranean up to 48 hours aiming to analyse the dependence of the quality of forecasts on resolution. We monitor the evolution of different chemical species such as NO2, O3, CO y SO2 at surface and different vertical levels using the global model MOCAGE and the MACC Regional Ensemble forecasts as chemical boundary conditions. We will show different case-studies, where the considered chemical species present high values and will show a validation of the air-quality by comparing to some of the available air-quality observations (EMEP/GAW, regional -autonomous communities- and local -city councils- air-quality monitoring networks) over the forecast domain. The aim of our participation in these projects is helping to improve the understanding of the processes involved in the air-quality forecast in the Mediterranean where special factors such as highly populated areas together with an intense solar radiation make air-quality forecasting particularly challenging.
ISSN: 0214-4557
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