Higher Resolution Modeling of the PM10 Levels Over Istanbul for a Winter Episode

Ulas Im, Kostandinos Markakis, Alper Unal, Tayfun Kindap, Anastasia Poupkou, Selahattin Incecik*, Orhan Yenigun, Dimitros Melas, Christina Theodosi, Nikos Mihalopoulos

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Abstract

High winter-time PM10, sulfate, nitrate and ammonium levels in Istanbul were investigated using a high resolution WRF/CMAQ mesoscale model system. The results suggested that the system was capable of producing the magnitudes. PM10 levels calculated by the model underestimated the observations with an average of 10 % at Bogazici University sampling station, whereas an overestimation of 12 % is calculated for all stations. Base case results together with the sensitivity studies pointed significant contribution of local sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Pollution Modeling and its Application XXII
EditorsDouw Steyn, Peter Builtjes, Renske Timmermans
Pages721-725
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Volume137
ISSN (Print)1874-6519

Funding

The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK, COST project no: 105Y005), and the EU funded CITYZEN project for making the aerosol samplings and the analysis possible.

FundersFunder number
TUBITAK
European Commission
European Cooperation in Science and Technology105Y005
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu

    Keywords

    • Aerosol
    • Air quality modeling
    • Chemical composition
    • CMAQ
    • Istanbul
    • WRF

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