Interregional Air Pollution Modelling

The State of the Art

  • S. Zwerver
  • J. van Ham

Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. S. Zwerver, J. van Ham
    Pages 1-5
  3. S. Zwerver, J. van Ham
    Pages 7-9
  4. K. D. van den Hout, H. van Dop
    Pages 11-82
  5. W. Klug, P. J. H. Builtjes, H. van Dop, N. D. van Egmond, H. Glaab, D. Gömer et al.
    Pages 149-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the "Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society" (CCMS) at the November 1969 meeting of the North Atlantic Council. The CCMS was charged with developing meaningful environmen­ tal and social programs that complement other international pro­ grams, and with showing leadership, first, in solution of exist­ ing problems and, second, in development of long-range goals for environmental protection in the NATO sphere of influence and in other countries as well. A first Pilot Study on Air Pollution was initiated by the CCMS at its inaugural meeting in December 1969. It resulted in documents about the definition of criteria for the effects of air pollutants as well as the development of assess­ ment methods for air quality in urban areas. A second Air Pollution Pilot Study (1975-1979) worked out the basics for setting up assessment methods for emissions inven­ tories, techniques for the practical application of meteorologi­ cal diffusion models as well as the development of guidelines for an Air Quality Management System (AQMS). Within this second Air Pollution Pilot Study attention to modelling concentrated on the Gaussian Plume Model. A third Pilot Study on Air Pollution Control Strategies and Impact Modelling then was initiated in 1979 and started in 1980.


air pollution air quality atmosphere emission environment experiment pollution pollution control transport

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Zwerver
    • 1
  • J. van Ham
    • 2
  1. 1.Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning, and EnvironmentLeidschendamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TNO Study and Information Centre for Environmental ResearchDelftThe Netherlands

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