Modelling of Particulate Air Pollution In Northern Italy
The northern part of the Po basin is one of the densely populated and strongly industrialized areas in Europe. The PIPAPO experiment (Pianura Padana Produzione di Ozono) was designed to investigate the photooxidant production in the Milan metropolitan region of Italy in summer 1998, within the frame of the EUROTRAC-2 project LOOP. Photooxidant production and limitation of ozone formation during two intensive observation periods (IOP1: May 11–14, IOP2: June 1–10) were studied using numerous measurements and models (Dommen et al., 2002; Neftel et al., 2002; Ritter et al., 2002; Martilli et al., 2002). However, modelling studies were mainly focused on the gas-phase chemistry. In this work, the Eulerian photochemical model CAMx was applied for the first time including the aerosol chemistry. The main objective is to investigate the capability of the model to predict the formation and spatial and temporal distribution of secondary organic and inorganic aerosols.
KeywordsFormaldehyde Europe Ozone Hydrocarbon Chlorine
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