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International Workshop on Mesoscale Modelling for Air Pollution Applications


International Workshop on Mesoscale Modelling for Air Pollution Applications


WMO Secretariat, Geneva
25-26 February 2010


Organizers: COST 728, WMO/GURME and MEGAPOLI


Organizing Committee

Ranjeet S Sokhi (University of Hertfordshire, Chair of COST 728), Alexander Baklanov (Danish Meteorological Institute, Vice-chair of COST 728), Heinke Schluenzen (University of Hamburg, Vice-chair of COST 728), Liisa Jalkanen (Chief, Atmospheric Environment Research Division, AER, WMO), Gregory Carmichael (University of Iowa, WMO/GURME), Sven-Erik Gryning (Risø National Laboratory, Denmark), Ekaterina Batchvarova (National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgaria), Roberto San Jose (Technical University of Madrid) and Gertie Geertsema (KNMI, The Netherlands), David Parsons (Chief, World Weather Research Division, WMO).

This international workshops aims to bring together leading groups involved in the development and application of mesoscale models for air pollution research.  Much progress has been achieved over the past decade in areas such as parameterisation schemes, downscaling capabilities, online coupling of meteorological and air pollution models as well as in extending the range of applications to which the models can be applied. Key international groups that are playing a major role in furthering this research area include: COST 728 (Enhancing Mesoscale Meteorological Modelling Capabilities for Air Pollution and Dispersion Applications), WMO/GURME (GAW project on urban research for meteorology and environment), MEGAPOLI (FP7 Project on Megacities), CITYZEN (FP7 project on Megacities), ACCENT (FP6 Network of Excellence), COST 602 (Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information Systems), COST 732 (Quality Assurance and Improvement of Micro-Scale Meteorological Models), AQMEII (Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative), FAIRMODE (Forum for AIR quality MODelling in Europe) and MACC (FP7 project on Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate). National groups such as MESOMAQ/MESO-NET (Mesoscale Modelling for Air Quality research) have also been instrumental in forwarding the uptake, coordination and development of mesoscale models.