Assessment of the FAIRMODE air quality model benchmarking Methodology
CERC are co-authors in a recent publication which analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the FAIRMODE benchmarking approach of European-wide, regional and urban scale air quality model applications.
The 'Forum for air quality modelling in Europe' (FAIRMODE) is an EU initiative created in 2007 to bring together air quality modellers and users to promote and support the harmonised use of models across the EU, with emphasis on model application under the European Air Quality Directive.
Dr Jenny Stocker from CERC has attended the FAIRMODE Technical Meetings since 2011, primarily contributing to the Assessment Working Group. A procedure for benchmarking and evaluating EU Air Quality Directive (AQD) modelling applications has been developed within the FAIRMODE framework, leading to free software known as The DELTA Tool. Jenny has co-authored the publication: 'Strengths and weaknesses of the FAIRMODE benchmarking methodology for the evaluation of air quality models', which includes a SWOT analysis of the methodology based on feedback from users of the tool.