On the Application of Meteorological Models and Lidar Techniques for Air Quality Studies at a Regional Scale

  • Cecilia Soriano
  • José M. Baldasano
  • William T. Buttler
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Effective air-quality studies at the regional-mesoscale range require a good understanding of the main circulatory patterns of air pollutants within the study region. When the mesoscale conditions prevail, circulatory patterns will be mainly determined by the characteristics of the terrain in the area. A region’s unique orography often requires the development of unique air-quality squemes at a regional scale. That is evidenced in the frequent fact that air-quality remediation schemes developed for one region often prove useless when applied to other areas.


Meteorological Model Local Standard Time Mesoscale Meteorological Model Lidar Wind Lidar Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Soriano
    • 1
  • José M. Baldasano
    • 1
  • William T. Buttler
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Tecnologia i Modelització Ambiental (ITEMA)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)Terrassa (Barcelona)Spain
  2. 2.Physics Division (P-22)Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)Los AlamosUSA

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