Multi-scale atmospheric composition modelling
The aim of this application is to use the Grid environment to produce an integrated, multi-scale Balkan region oriented modelling system, able to interface the scales of the problem from emissions on the urban scale to their transport and transformation on the local and regional scales. This system should be able to study the atmospheric pollution transport and transformation processes (accounting also for heterogeneous chemistry and the importance of aerosols for air quality and climate) from urban to local to regional (Balkan) scales, to track and characterize the main pathways and processes that lead to atmospheric composition formation in different scales, account for the biosphere-atmosphere exchange as a source and receptor of atmospheric chemical species, and to provide high quality scientifically robust assessments of the air quality and its origin. It is envisaged the application to be based on US EPA Models-3 system, which is known to be one of the best modelling tools that continues to be developed intensively by the efforts of a big community of scientists both in the US and Europe.
Developers: Dr. Kostadin Ganev, Prof. Dimiter Syrakov, Dr. Reneta Dimitrova NIGGG-BAS