Downscaling WRF-Chem: Analyzing Urban Air Quality in Barcelona City

Veronica Vidal*, Ana Cortés, Alba Badia, Gara Villalba

*Autor correspondiente de este trabajo

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Improving air quality in highly polluted cities is a challenge for today’s society. Most of the proposed strategies include green policies that aim to introduce green infrastructures helping to improve air quality. To design new cities with more green infrastructures, the WRF-Chem model is used to analyze the evolution of the most common pollutants and their dispersion due to the meteorology of the moment. Most of the studies, however, are off an urban scale (hundreds of meters of resolution), and those cases that simulate the meteorology at this resolution need to consider the city’s morphology. Using the city of Barcelona as a case study, this paper confirms that the modeling methodology used up to now must be reviewed to design green cities. Certain limitations of the WRF-Chem model have been analyzed, including the BEP-BEM as an urban canopy layer, and the reasons for such limitations are discussed.
Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaComputational Science – ICCS 2023 - 23rd International Conference, Proceedings
EditoresJiří Mikyška, Clélia de Mulatier, Valeria V. Krzhizhanovskaya, Peter M.A. Sloot, Maciej Paszynski, Jack J. Dongarra
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Número de páginas13
ISBN (versión impresa)9783031359941
EstadoPublicada - 2023

Serie de la publicación

NombreLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volumen14073 LNCS
ISSN (versión impresa)0302-9743
ISSN (versión digital)1611-3349

Palabras clave

  • Air Quality
  • Green Infrastructures
  • Urban scale
  • WRF-Chem


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