The Water Air and Climate Change Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection retained Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI) to undertake an assessment of mesoscale meteorological models to support air quality dispersion modelling in British Columbia. A brief literature was undertaken, focussing on the following issues: availability and relative performance of various mesoscale models (e.g., MM5, RAMS,MC2); potential for mesoscale models to provide required meteorological data for regulatory dispersion models; current mesoscale modelling activities in the Pacific Northwest; ability of mesoscale models to produce realistic data for British Columbia, given thecomplexity of the topography; conditions under which mesoscale models tend to produce realistic results and conditions when they do not; advantages of a hybrid approach using a diagnostic model (CALMET) in combination with a mesoscale model (MM5); studies that have used prognostic mesoscale model output to support regulat
Williams, Rowan, Davies & Irwin Inc.. 2002. Using Mesoscale Modelling to Support Regulatory Dispersion Modelling. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Keywords: water, air, climate, RWDI, water, land, air protection, protection, mesoscale, meteorological model
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