Il Nuovo Cimento C

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 359–373 | Cite as

Sulphur deposition on the Italian area: A trajectory model study

  • G. Calori
  • G. Finzi


A national-scale modelling study of the transport and deposition of sulphur oxides emitted from the Italian sources is presented. A regional Lagrangian backward trajectory model, using standard available meteorological (WMO and ECMWF) and emission (CORINAIR) data, has been set up, allowing to simulate the behaviour of pollutants of indigenous origin. The contribution from other European countries is provided by RAINS/EMEP modelling system, and used in this context as a «continental background». The predicted deposition values have been compared with the measurements provided by the Italian Acid-Deposition Network, thus allowing model calibration and verification. The relative importance of depositions of emissions located in different districts of the country has then been assessed, as well as an estimate of the amount exported outside the country boundaries.

PACS 89.60

Environmental and ecological studies 

PACS 92.60.Sz

Air quality and air pollution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Calori
    • 1
  • G. Finzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro di Studio per la Teoria dei Sistemi CNR, Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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