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Main Title Atmospheric Modeling: Model and Accuracy.
Author Demerjian, K. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/280;
Stock Number PB86-128683
Additional Subjects Mathematical models ; Air pollution control ; Standards ; Oxidiants ; Assessments ; Performance evaluations ; Photochemical reactions ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Air quality ; Photochemical box model ; EKMA models ; Lagrangian photochemical model ; Urban airshed model
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-128683 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The development of models to assess the emission control requirements of primary precursor pollutants in the production of photochemical oxidants has been underway for approximately 20 years. Over the period there has been a considerable increase in our understanding of the basic scientific processes associated with the production of photochemical oxidants in the atmosphere and a concomitant advance in the analytical sophistication by which these processes are incorporated to derive quantitative precursor relationships. The establishment of air quality standards implies the use of such quantitative relationships to describe the link between emissions and air quality in order to consider an effective and cost efficient control program. The paper maps out the progress that has been made in the endeavor, discussing the successes and shortcomings of the present generation of modeling tools. Model performance evaluations, accuracy, uncertainty and sensitivity analyses are also discussed.