Advances in Meteorology

Forecasting Urban Air Quality


Publishing date
15 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

1The University of Jordan, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Amman 11942, Jordan

2Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

3International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia


Forecasting Urban Air Quality

Description

Air pollution has severe impacts on both the environment around us and our health. Urban areas are the places of high concentration of air pollution and human population; thus, it is essential to forecast the urban air quality (UAQ). Forecasting the UAQ provides essential information to the public and is commonly used by city authorities to take actions to reduce the risk of being exposed to severe episodes of air pollution. Prediction of UAQ and its regional impacts on the environment and human health is extremely challenging and of great interest. The EU directive (2008/50/EC) stated that Member States shall forecast air quality and inform the public about expected exceedances and alert thresholds. Forecasting the UAQ requires long-term databases on the temporal-spatial variation of air pollutants, weather data, local anthropogenic emissions, long-range transport of air pollution, and biogenic pollutants and episodes.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the development of methodologies for forecasting urban air quality. A successful method can provide the public with accurate air pollution forecasts for the coming few days. Such methods can be semiempirical statistical models, with emphasis on physical processes and theories, or data assimilation where the model itself is developed in a way to learn from the long-term databases. A vital application of such models is their implementation in regional and large-scale models that are employed in climate change models. This special issue is foreseen as an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field. It welcomes interdisciplinary papers that link the urban air pollution to its sources with emphasis on the dependence on meteorological conditions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Gaseous pollutant concentrations
  • Particulate matter (mass/number concentrations, chemical composition, and size distribution)
  • Anthropogenic biogenic emissions
  • Impact of UAQ on a changing climate, long-range transport, health effects, and impacts on environment
  • Statistical models/methodologies including data assimilation, scale interactions, ensemble forecasts, semiempirical, and so forth
  • Physical, chemical, and meteorological processes related to UAQ

The special issue especially welcomes papers that involve meteorological data or simulations as critical components of the study.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amet/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 243603
  • - Editorial

Forecasting Urban Air Quality

Tareq Hussein | Christer Johansson | Lidia Morawska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 609328
  • - Research Article

Modeling the Short-Term Effect of Traffic and Meteorology on Air Pollution in Turin with Generalized Additive Models

Pancrazio Bertaccini | Vanja Dukic | Rosaria Ignaccolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 191575
  • - Research Article

Temporal Forecasting with a Bayesian Spatial Predictor: Application to Ozone

Yiping Dou | Nhu D. Le | James V. Zidek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 894714
  • - Research Article

Application of Multiple Linear Regression Models and Artificial Neural Networks on the Surface Ozone Forecast in the Greater Athens Area, Greece

K. P. Moustris | P. T. Nastos | ... | A. G. Paliatsos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 140932
  • - Research Article

Examining the Impact of Nitrous Acid Chemistry on Ozone and PM over the Pearl River Delta Region

Rui Zhang | Golam Sarwar | ... | Yuanhang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 427078
  • - Research Article

Potential Impacts of the Introduction of Low-Sulfur Fuel on P M 𝟐 . 𝟓 Concentrations at Breathing Level in a Subarctic City

Ketsiri Leelasakultum | Nicole Mölders | ... | Georg A. Grell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 959280
  • - Research Article

An Air Quality Management System for Policy Support in Cyprus

Nicolas Moussiopoulos | Ioannis Douros | ... | Eleftherios Chourdakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 853405
  • - Research Article

Wood-Burning Device Changeout: Modeling the Impact on PM2.5 Concentrations in a Remote Subarctic Urban Nonattainment Area

Huy N. Q. Tran | Nicole Mölders
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