Folder GUIDANCE ON MODELLING (WG1)

One of the activities of Working Group 1 (WG1) of FAIRMODE is to provide guidance on modelling applications that are relevant to the Air Quality Directives (2008/50/EC). The aim of the guidance is:

  • To provide accessible guidance on the application of air quality models in regard to the European Air Quality Directive
  • To encourage ‘good practise’ with the use of models for air quality assessment and planning applications

Currently two guidance documents have been developed and one is planned for development.


How to start with PM modelling for air quality assessment and planning relevant to the Air Quality Directive. ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2013/11

Abstract:
This document provides a first overview of questions and recommendations for the modelling of ambient particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) concentrations in Europe. It is part of the activities of FAIRMODE (Forum for Air Quality Modelling in Europe; http://fairmode.ew.eea.europa.eu) working group 1 (WG1). This review document has been developed to help support the needs of the EU Member States in addressing the European Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EC covering PM pollution.

Prepared by: EEA's European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC) members Laurence Rouïl, Bertrand Bessagnet (INERIS, FR).

Publish date: 3 February 2014

You may download this publication from Eionet web site.


Guide on modelling Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) for air quality assessment and planning relevant to the European Air Quality Directive. ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2011/15

This document provides initial guidance on the use of models for air quality assessment and planning, with particular regard to modelling NO2 concentrations. The document is intended as guidance for authorities and modellers to help stimulate ‘good practise’ in air quality modelling and provide an overview and description of methods and tools available for air quality modelling. Since NO2 is generally a local and urban scale problem, this document concentrates on applications within cities.

Prepared by: EEA's European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC) with Bruce Denby (NILU) as editor and many contributors of which several from the ETC/ACM Consortium.

Publish date: 26 January 2012

You may download this publication from Eionet web site.


The application of models under the European Union's Air Quality Directive: A technical reference guide.

This technical reference guide is the result, after EEA revisions, of the 'Guidance on the use of models for the European Air Quality Directive (version 6.2)'. 

This technical reference guide provides a general overview of the use of models with regard to the consolidated Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe (the AQ Directive).

You may download this publication from EEA web site.


Guidance on the use of models for the European Air Quality Directive (version 6.2)

This is the first guidance document providing an overview of modelling applications and an interpretation of the AQ Directive in regard to modelling. It provides a reference document on which to base further more specific guidance. This will be soon published (Autumn 2011) as an EEA technical report.

Download as pdf


Modelling of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) for air quality assessment and planning relevant to the European Air Quality Directive (version 3.3)

This is a more specific guidance document and provides more detailed discription of requirements and recomendations in regard to the modelling of NO2. This is currently under development and will be completed in November 2011.

NB: The final documment has been publised as an ETC/ACM technical report (26 January 2012).


Modelling of Particulate Matter (PM) for air quality assessment and planning relevant to the European Air Quality Directive

During the course of 2011-2012 a further document concerning the modelling of Particulate Matter will be developed.


Folder DIRECTIVE REVISION (WG1) (3 items)
PDF NO2 Guidance document (v3.3) pdf format Download
DOC NO2 guidance document (v3.3) doc format Download
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