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Validation of the Eulerian pollution transport model PolTran on the Kincaid data set

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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.

Keywords: air pollution, atmospheric dispersion modelling, PolTran, model validation, Model Validation Kit, Kincaid data set

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