Keywords: air pollution, atmospheric dispersion modelling, PolTran, model validation, Model Validation Kit, Kincaid data set
Validation of the Eulerian pollution transport model PolTran on the Kincaid data set
The study represents the first performance of the model PolTran on the Kincaid data set. PolTran is a typical representative of the Eulerian models: two dimensional Eulerian advection scheme and numerical calculation of the vertical diffusion. The meteorological pre-processor uses the Kincaid measurements of wind and temperature at 10, 50 and 100 m and provides the dispersion model with wind and turbulence exchange profiles. The model performance is comparable to other models applied to the Model Validation Kit, that could be considered as a good result for a local scale application of a model of Eulerian type.