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|Main Title||Development and Implementation of the EPA's Models-3 Initial Operating Version: Community Multi-Scale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model.|
|Author||Byun, D. W. ; Ching, J. K. S. ; Novak, J. ; Young, J. ;|
|CORP Author||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Three-dimensional models ; Emissions ; Environmental transport ; Computer systems design ; Systems engineering ; Acid rain ; Regional analysis ; Ozone ; Urban areas ; Atmospheric transport ; Meteorological data ; Objected-oriented programming ; Computer architecture ; Implementation ; Algorithms ; Mathematical models ; Community Multi-Scale Air Quality Model ; MODELS-3 modeling system|
Models-3 is a system framework that helps users build, apply, and study regulatory or customized environmental models. The Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model is the initial operating science model under the Models-3 framework. It integrates developments in physical and chemical science process algorihtms together with efficient numerical algorithms and data intercommunication methods. The CMAQ system consists of emissions processing, meteorological modeling, and chemistry-transport modeling. A significant effort has been made to maintain consistent scientific formulations throughout the modeling process. In this paper, the authors describe the high-level architecture, the modular design concept, and the key implementation features of CMAQ.