Development and Verification of TAPM
- 865 Downloads
TAPM consists of an inline, nested, prognostic meteorological and air pollution model that solves the fundamental equations of atmospheric flow, thermodynamics, moisture conservation, turbulence and dispersion, wherever practical, for horizontal modelling domains of up to 1,500 km in size and horizontal grid spacing typically from 30 km down to 300 m for meteorology, with optionally even finer grid spacing for air pollution. The meteorological component of the model is nested within large-scale analyses/forecasts, which drive the model at the boundaries of the outer grid. The use of integrated modules for plume rise, Lagrangian particle, building wake, and Eulerian grids with condensed chemistry schemes, allows industrial and urban air pollution to be modelled accurately at fine resolution for long simulations. TAPM has been verified for a number of Australian and international datasets, and results from these studies have shown good model performance for both meteorology and air pollution predictions, particularly for the study of annual extreme (high) concentrations important for environmental impact assessments. In this paper, the development and verification of TAPM V3 will be summarised, along with current development and verification studies that will eventually be available in a future version of TAPM. These new developments will include options for more complete land surface schemes and global datasets for soil and vegetative canopies, enhanced turbulence schemes, and the addition of several comprehensive meteorology and turbulence and air pollution verification datasets.
KeywordsAir pollution meteorology modelling verification TAPM
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Hurley P (2005) The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) Version 3. Part 1: Technical Description, CSIRO Atmospheric Research Technical Paper No. 71.Google Scholar
- Hurley P (2006) An evaluation and inter-comparison of AUSPLUME, AERMOD and TAPM for seven datasets of point source dispersion, Clean Air, 40, 45-50.Google Scholar
- Hurley P, Luhar A (2005) An evaluation and inter-comparison of AUSPLUME, CALPUFF and TAPM. Part I: The Kincaid and Indianapolis field datasets, Clean Air, 39, 39-45.Google Scholar
- Hurley P, Physick W, Luhar A, Edwards M (2005a) The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) Version 3. Part 2: Summary of some verification studies, CSIRO Atmo-spheric Research Technical Paper No. 72.Google Scholar
- Hurley P, Hill J, Blockley A (2005b) An evaluation and inter-comparison of AUSPLUME, CALPUFF and TAPM. Part II: Anglesea and Kwinana annual datasets, Clean Air, 39, 46-51.Google Scholar
- Hurley P, Edwards M, Physick W, Luhar A (2005c) TAPM V3 - ModelGoogle Scholar
- Description and Verification, Clean Air, 39, 32-36.Google Scholar
- Pielke R (2002) Mesoscale Meteorological Modelling, International Geophysics Series, Vol. 78, Academic, San Diego, CA, 676 pp. Google Scholar