Air Pollution Decision Guidance employing Tropospheric Satellite Data together with Transport Models and Ground-based Measurements

A contribution to ACCENT-TROPOSAT-2, Task Group 3

Daniel Schaub
taken over in 2005 from Andrea Weiss

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research
Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
Tel.:  +41-(0)44 823 4077
Fax:  +41-(0)44 821 6244

Within the framework of the AT2-TROPOSAT programme, we intend to investigate the relevance of tropospheric satellite data for monitoring anthropogenic emissions relevant to air quality. The research aims on observation of sources and meteorological transport of air pollutants. Our focus is on regional scale transport of NO2 air pollution for Switzerland.

The aims of the project are:

(1)               to develop a method to include satellite data into air pollution monitoring,

(2)               to assess qualitatively and quantitatively the NO2-transport to Switzerland, and

(3)               to analyse the emission areas and transport processes relevant to air quality in Switzerland

For this, we model the potential origin of the air masses observed by satellite with trajectories and Lagrangian particle dispersion models based on numerical wind fields of ECMWF and MeteoSwiss. The first three years will concentrate on point 1) and 2), the following years the focus will shift towards 2) and 3), and finally a permanent data usage is aimed for.

Time schedule

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Activity 1

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Activity 2

 

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Activity 3

 

 

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Approximate manpower and cost

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Personnel / man-years

1

1.3

1.3

1

0.5

0.5

Yearly cost (kEURO)

70

100

100

80

40

40

Likely funding agencies

Swiss National Bodies


Co-workers

Daniel Schaub
EMPA, Section Air Pollution/ Environmental Technology Department
Ueberlandstrasse 12, CH-8600 Duebendorf
Switzerland
 

Dr. Brigitte Buchmann
EMPA, Section Air Pollution/ Environmental Technology Department
Ueberlandstrasse 12, CH-8600 Duebendorf
Switzerland
 

 


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