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:
Currently two guidance documents have been developed and one is planned for development.
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
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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).
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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.
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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).
During the course of 2011-2012 a further document concerning the modelling of Particulate Matter will be developed.