E3S Web Conf.
Volume 22, 2017International Conference on Advances in Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering (ASEE17)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||07 November 2017|
Assessment of the AERMOD dispersion model over complex terrain with different types of meteorological data: Tracy Power Plant experiment
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Environmental Management and Protection, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
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The accuracy of air pollutants dispersion modelling results depends on the quality of the input data, including the representativeness of the meteorological data. The paper presents the results of the AERMOD model validation using data from Tracy Power Plant experiment (Nevada, USA) with various meteorological data sources, including WRF modelling system outputs. The highest efficiency of the AERMOD model performance was found using site-specific meteorological data and the results from the WRF model. In general, the AERMOD modelling system inadequately represents the concentration levels of tracer gas (SF6) at receptors situated below the emitter height in areas of complex topography.
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