Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3251–3268, 2021

Special issue: Air Quality Research at Street-Level (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3251–3268, 2021

Model evaluation paper 03 Jun 2021

Model evaluation paper | 03 Jun 2021

Simulation of O3 and NOx in São Paulo street urban canyons with VEIN (v0.2.2) and MUNICH (v1.0)

Mario Eduardo Gavidia-Calderón et al.

Data sets

MUNICH and VEIN input and output data for Sao Paulo Mario Eduardo Gavidia-Calderón

Model code and software

The Model of Urban Network of Intersecting Canyons and Highways (MUNICH) (Version 1.0) Y. Kim, K. Sartelet, L. Lugon, Y. Roustan, Y. Wu, and C. Seigneur

atmoschem/vein v0.8.8 (Version v0.8.8) S. Ibarra-Espinosa, D. Schuch, P. R. Andrade, A. Rehbein, and E. Pebesma

Short summary
The MUNICH model was used to calculate pollutant concentrations inside the streets of São Paulo. The VEIN emission model provided the vehicular emissions and the coordinates of the streets. We used information from an air quality station to account for pollutant concentrations over the street rooftops. Results showed that when emissions are calibrated, MUNICH satisfied the performance criteria. MUNICH can be used to evaluate the impact of traffic-related air pollution on public health.