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
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
air pollution, air quality, dispersion, photochemical model
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.