AIR QUALITY MODELS

Course Information
TitleΜΟΝΤΕΛΑ ΠΟΙΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΕΡΑ / AIR QUALITY MODELS
CodeΜΦΠ703
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002490

Programme of Study: PPS Environmental Physics (2014-today)

Registered students: 14
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course326

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600133558
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
To deepen their knowledge of atmospheric mechanisms causing and affecting air pollution dispersion Be familiar with the mathematical equations that describe these mechanisms and the assumptions/ways to solve them To gain satisfactory theoretical background about air dispersion modeling To gain experience in using the dispersion models ICS3, CALINE και HYSPLIT
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Definition of air quality models, Applications, types, structure and development of photochemical air quality models, Fundamentals of atmospheric dispersion cycle, Accuracy and equations of a photochemical air quality model, Analytical form of dispersion equation, Eulerian photochemical models and examples, Lagrangian photochemical models and examples, Calculation of forward and backward trajectories of air parcels, Trajectory models, Application of models
Keywords
air pollution, air quality, dispersion, photochemical model
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Homework or written exam in the undergraduate course Atmospheric Diffusion and Dispersion Homework in runs of the dispersion models ISC3 and CALINE
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στ. Καραθανάσης, Ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση- φωτοχημικά μοντέλα ποιότητας του αέρα, Εκδ.: Τζιόλα
Additional bibliography for study
Arya S. Pal, Air Pollution Meteorology and Dispersion, Oxford University Press Inc., New York, USA, 1999. Seinfeld John. H. and Spyros N. Pandis , Αtmοsheric Chemistry and Physics of Air Pollution, from Pollution to Climate Change, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. USA., 1998. http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/air/documents/CL4Guide.pdf http://www3.epa.gov/scram001/userg/regmod/isc3v1.pdf http://www3.epa.gov/scram001/userg/regmod/isc3v2.pdf http://www.arl.noaa.gov/documents/reports/hysplit_user_guide.pdf
Last Update
13-11-2015