Spatial Disaggregation of Particulate Matter Emission Inventory in the Metropolitan Area of Aburr\'a Valley for Air Quality Modelling

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Santiago Lopez Restrepo, Andres Yarce , Nicolas Pinel , O. Lucia Quintero , Arjo Segers , Arnold W. Heemink 


In this paper a local emission inventory for PM10 and PM2.5 is presented that has been developed using a top-down spatial disaggregation of the official emission inventory for the Metropolitan Area of the Aburra Valley in Colombia. The local emission inventory was evaluated using the LOTOS-EUROS Chemical Transport Model in a high-resolution simulation, and compared with the global emission inventory EDGAR. A detailed analysis of the model using the local emission inventory was performed. The results showed a considerable improvement in model performance when the local emission inventory was used in comparison to the global emission inventory.



Environmental Monitoring, Other Environmental Sciences



Published: 2020-10-24 12:16

Last Updated: 2020-10-25 14:05

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