Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC)

ADMS-Urban RML to be used to model Delhi air quality


CERC are partners in the 'Process analysis, observations and modelling - Integrated solutions for cleaner air for Delhi' (PROMOTE) project, collaborating with six UK universities and five Indian research institutes. This project will investigate the interactions between meteorological processes such as winter fog events and poor air quality, as well as the relative importance of local and regional pollutant emissions and possible mitigation approaches. It is part of the wider Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in an Indian Megacity programme, jointly funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Newton-Bhabha Fund, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the Ministry of Science and Technology Department of Biotechnology.

ADMS-Urban will be used to model street-scale air quality in Delhi during the PROMOTE project. It will be coupled to the regional WRF-Chem and CMAQ models using the ADMS-Urban Regional Model Link (RML) system in order to investigate the interactions of regional and local effects. Preliminary un-coupled ADMS-Urban modelling results were presented at the project science meeting on 24th April 2018. The project brochure gives more information about the full aims of the project and activities of other project partners.

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