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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) 2022

Comprehensive assessment of PM10 and PM2.5 pollution in the west side of Saudi Arabia using CMAQ and WRF-Chem models

Montealegre, Juan Sebastian

Titre : Comprehensive assessment of PM10 and PM2.5 pollution in the west side of Saudi Arabia using CMAQ and WRF-Chem models

Auteur : Montealegre, Juan Sebastian

Université de soutenance : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2022

Résumé
This work is aimed to study the capabilities of CMAQ and WRF-Chem models for predicting the PM10 and PM2.5 pollution in the west side of Saudi Arabia. To do this fairly, one-month simulations (April, 2021) are done in both models using same initial and boundary conditions, meteorology and anthropogenic emissions. Unique configurations in both models allow to compare differences in the chemical processes and natural emissions estimation of each model. Simulated PM (PM10 and PM2.5) surface concentrations and AOD are compared with available observations to assess models’ performance. Moreover, CMAQ is used to study a real air pollution episode generated by a fire in the Rabigh Electricity Power Station between April 8 and April 11, 2021.

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