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|Main Title||AcidMODES: a major field study to evaluate regional scale air pollution models.|
|Author||Ching, J. K. S. ; Bowne., N. E.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Div. ;ENSR, Glastonbury, CT.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment,|
|Additional Subjects||Regional analysis ; Mathematical models ; Air pollution ; Aerial surveys ; Horizontal orientation ; Vertical orientation ; Remote sensing ; Acidification ; Deposition ; Air quality ; Regional Acid Deposition Model ; Acid Model Operational Diagnostic Evaluation Study Program ; Source-receptor relationships ; Eulerian models|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings)|
Regional scale, Eulerian framework air quality simulation models are currently being evaluated using pollutant and meteorological measurements from special surface networks and airborne platforms. An evaluation protocol for such models using this data base has been developed and adopted by the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program; it includes 'Operational' and 'Diagnostic' components. The paper focuses on the diagnostic evaluation of the Regional Acid Deposition Model (RADM), using aircraft measurements from the Acid Model Operational Diagnostic Evaluation Study (AcidMODES) program under sponsorship of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). RADM's ability to resolve horizontal patterns and gradients as well as the vertical structure of primary and secondary acidic pollutant species in the mixed layer over the major source region for sulfur and nitrogen emissions is an essential diagnostic test and is demonstrated. The potential roles of remote sensing in the evaluation of the regional models are suggested.
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