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COST Action 715, Meteorology applied to urban air pollution problems, has been set up to advise air pollution modellers on the most appropriate meteorological data for use in urban dispersion models. Urban dispersion models can roughly be divided into regional-scale models that accommodate buildings and other obstructions only within the rough parameterisations, and into local-scale models, which resolve the obstacle but cover a domain of only a few streets or a small city district.

Presently, local-scale dispersion models are of particular interest. To drive these models, meteorological input data representative of the city district under consideration are needed. The methods to obtain these data are numerous. They range from simple extrapolation schemes that are applied to routine data from the nearest meteorological station outside the city to complex numerical or physical models.

It was the objective of the COST 715 workshop, Preparation of meteorological input data for urban site studies, to bring together experts working in this special field of urban meteorology to review the present European practices, discuss the advantages and limitations of the different approaches, and give recommendations to the community of urban air pollution modellers. rs.

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Authors: SCHATZMANN M (EDITOR), University of Hamburg (DE);BRECHLER J (EDITOR), Charles University of Prague (CZ);FISHER B (EDITOR), University of Greenwich (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19446 EN (2001), pp. 101. Euro: 14.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-894-0923-1
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