Air pollution monitoring model takes off in Australia

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Doc #: Title: Air pollution monitoring model takes off in Australia | Document Link
Organization/Author: CSIRO
Type: Report
Year: 2008
Region: Oceania/Australia
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Document Status: Submitted, 2009/05/30
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In Australia, the model has recently been used in Launceston where strong temperature inversions trap particulate emissions from wood fires, burning-off, vehicles and industry.

The software package predicts local meteorology and assesses the likely pathway and concentration of pollutants as they disperse.

Some new research directions are also emerging, such as the use of TAPM coupled with CSIRO’s complex chemistry model by CSIRO scientists Drs Martin Cope and Sunhee Lee. Applications include urban planning under future climate scenarios.