Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Development and technical paper
22 Jul 2021
Development and technical paper |  | 22 Jul 2021

Development of a moving point source model for shipping emission dispersion modeling in EPISODE–CityChem v1.3

Kang Pan, Mei Qi Lim, Markus Kraft, and Epaminondas Mastorakos


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Short summary
A new moving point source (MPS) model was developed to simulate the dispersion of emissions generated by the moving ships. Compared to the commonly used line source (LS) or fixed point source (FPS) model, the MPS model provides more emission distribution details generated by the moving ships and matches reasonably with the measurements. Therefore, the MPS model should be a valuable alternative for the environmental society to evaluate the pollutant dispersion contributed from the moving ships.