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It is the aim of the numerical modelling activities within the Biogenic Emissions in the Mediterranean Area (BEMA) project to model the influence of biogenic emissions on the formation of ozone, and on the oxidising capacity of the atmosphere. The methodology that will be adopted for this study is to intercompare the various chemical pathways (0-D boxmodels), to perform numerical simulations using 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D coupled mesoscale chemistry-meteorology models, and to validate the numerical results of the simulations using the BEMA biogenic emission data bases and the meteorological measurements. This first report on the exploitation of the BEMA Castelporziano and Burriana data should be considered from the chemistry-meteorology modelling point of view as an initial step on the way to a full 3-D model simulation of the influence of biogenic emissions on the quality of the air in the Mediterranean area.

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Authors: THUNIS P, JRC Ispra (IT);CUVELIER C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17291 EN (1997) 25pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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