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The AQMEII Two-Continent Regional Air Quality Model Evaluation Study: Fueling Ideas with Unprecedented Data

Citation:

Galmarini, S. AND S. T. RAO. The AQMEII Two-Continent Regional Air Quality Model Evaluation Study: Fueling Ideas with Unprecedented Data. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 45(14):2464, (2011).

Impact/Purpose:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory′s (NERL′s) Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division (AMAD) conducts research in support of EPA′s mission to protect human health and the environment. AMAD′s research program is engaged in developing and evaluating predictive atmospheric models on all spatial and temporal scales for forecasting the Nation′s air quality and for assessing changes in air quality and air pollutant exposures, as affected by changes in ecosystem management and regulatory decisions. AMAD is responsible for providing a sound scientific and technical basis for regulatory policies based on air quality models to improve ambient air quality. The models developed by AMAD are being used by EPA, NOAA, and the air pollution community in understanding and forecasting not only the magnitude of the air pollution problem, but also in developing emission control policies and regulations for air quality improvements.

Description:

Although strong collaborations in the air pollution field have existed among the North American (NA) and European (EU) countries over the past five decades, regional-scale air quality model developments and model performance evaluations have been carried out independently unlike in the climate or global air quality modeling community. Recognizing the need to build international cooperation for rapidly advancing the science in regional-scale photochemical air Quality modeling systems, a team of scientists embarked on a project known as Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII) in 2009 (Galmarini et al., 2010; Rao et al., 2010, http://aqmeii.jrc.ec.europa.eu/). The aim of AQMEII is to provide a permanent forum for constantly monitoring the state of advancement of regional-scale air quality models and model evaluation methodologies, identifying knowledge gaps in air quality science, and developing methodologies to quantify and communicate uncertainties in modeling results.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 05/01/2011
Record Last Revised: 04/07/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 227843

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ATMOSPHERIC MODELING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION

IMMEDIATE OFFICE