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dc.contributor.authorColette, Augustin
dc.contributor.authorAndersson, Camilla
dc.contributor.authorManders, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorMar, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorMircea, Mihaela
dc.contributor.authorPay, Maria-Teresa
dc.contributor.authorRaffort, Valentin
dc.contributor.authorTsyro, Svetlana
dc.contributor.authorCuvelier, Cornelius
dc.contributor.authorAdani, Mario
dc.contributor.authorBessagnet, Bertrand
dc.contributor.authorBergström, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBriganti, Gino
dc.contributor.authorButler, Tim
dc.contributor.authorCappelletti, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorCouvidat, Florian
dc.contributor.authorD'Isidoro, Massimo
dc.contributor.authorDoumbia, Thierno
dc.contributor.authorFagerli, Hilde
dc.contributor.authorGranier, Claire
dc.contributor.authorHeyes, Chris
dc.contributor.authorKlimont, Zig
dc.contributor.authorOjha, Narendra
dc.contributor.authorOtero, Noelia
dc.contributor.authorSchaap, Martin
dc.contributor.authorSindelarova, Katarina
dc.contributor.authorStegehuis, Annemiek I.
dc.contributor.authorRoustan, Yelva
dc.contributor.authorVautard, Robert
dc.contributor.authorvan Meijgaard, Erik
dc.contributor.authorVivanco, Marta G.
dc.contributor.authorWind, Peter
dc.contributor.otherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
dc.identifier.citationColette, A. [et al.]. EURODELTA-Trends, a multi-model experiment of air quality hindcast in Europe over 1990–2010. "Geoscientific Model Development", 5 Setembre 2017, vol. 10, p. 3255-3276.
dc.description.abstractThe EURODELTA-Trends multi-model chemistry-transport experiment has been designed to facilitate a better understanding of the evolution of air pollution and its drivers for the period 1990–2010 in Europe. The main objective of the experiment is to assess the efficiency of air pollutant emissions mitigation measures in improving regional-scale air quality. The present paper formulates the main scientific questions and policy issues being addressed by the EURODELTA-Trends modelling experiment with an emphasis on how the design and technical features of the modelling experiment answer these questions. The experiment is designed in three tiers, with increasing degrees of computational demand in order to facilitate the participation of as many modelling teams as possible. The basic experiment consists of simulations for the years 1990, 2000, and 2010. Sensitivity analysis for the same three years using various combinations of (i) anthropogenic emissions, (ii) chemical boundary conditions, and (iii) meteorology complements it. The most demanding tier consists of two complete time series from 1990 to 2010, simulated using either time-varying emissions for corresponding years or constant emissions. Eight chemistry-transport models have contributed with calculation results to at least one experiment tier, and five models have – to date – completed the full set of simulations (and 21-year trend calculations have been performed by four models). The modelling results are publicly available for further use by the scientific community. The main expected outcomes are (i) an evaluation of the models' performances for the three reference years, (ii) an evaluation of the skill of the models in capturing observed air pollution trends for the 1990–2010 time period, (iii) attribution analyses of the respective role of driving factors (e.g. emissions, boundary conditions, meteorology), (iv) a dataset based on a multi-model approach, to provide more robust model results for use in impact studies related to human health, ecosystem, and radiative forcing.
dc.format.extent22 p.
dc.publisherEuropean Geosciences Union (EGU)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies
dc.subject.lcshAir quality--Environmental aspects
dc.subject.lcshAir pollution--1990-2010
dc.subject.otherChemistry-transport models
dc.subject.otherAir quality
dc.titleEURODELTA-Trends, a multi-model experiment of air quality hindcast in Europe over 1990–2010
dc.title.alternativeGeoscientific Model Development
dc.subject.lemacAire--Contaminació--Aspectes ambientals
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.publicationNameGeoscientific Model Development

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