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Main Title Advanced Techniques for Evaluating Eulerian Air Quality Models: Background and Methodology.
Author Arnold, J. R. ; Dennis, R. L. ; Tonnesen, G. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Div.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA/600/A-97/098;
Stock Number PB98-116304
Additional Subjects Air pollution dispersion ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Mathematical models ; Air pollutants ; Euler equations of motion ; Meteorological data ; Validation ; Acceptability ; Performance evaluation ; Computerized simulation ; Air quality models
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-116304 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The goal of model evaluation within the framework for applications is to determine an air quality model (AQM's) degree of acceptability and usefulness for a specified application or task. That goal is met by satisfying three objectives: indicate the validity of the model's scientific formulations; evaluate the realism of the model's simulations; and characterize the credibility of the model's realism relative to its intended application. Satisfying these objectives, however, presents two fundamental problems for providing a meaningful interpretation of model behavior to guide decision-making: how to tell whether the model is producing seemingly appropriate results from incorrect formulations or input data; i.e., how model performance can appear right for the wrong reasons; and how to establish the model's acceptability when the evaluation tests appear inadequate for making a determination of acceptability.