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Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4077–4103, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-4077-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4077–4103, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-4077-2022
Development and technical paper
25 May 2022
Development and technical paper | 25 May 2022

Effects of vertical ship exhaust plume distributions on urban pollutant concentration – a sensitivity study with MITRAS v2.0 and EPISODE-CityChem v1.4

Ronny Badeke et al.

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For air quality modeling studies, it is very important to distribute pollutants correctly into the model system. This has not yet been done for shipping pollution in great detail. We studied the effects of different vertical distributions of shipping pollutants on the urban air quality and derived advanced formulas for it. These formulas take weather conditions and ship-specific parameters like the exhaust gas temperature into account.