The ozone source–receptor model – A tool for UK ozone policy

Hayman, G.D.; Abbott, J.; Davies, T.J.; Thomson, C.L.; Jenkin, M.E.; Thetford, R.; Fitzgerald, P.. 2010 The ozone source–receptor model – A tool for UK ozone policy. Atmospheric Environment, 44 (34). 4283-4297.

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The Ozone Source–Receptor Model (OSRM) is a Lagrangian trajectory model developed to describe photochemical ozone production in the UK. The OSRM builds on existing boundary layer trajectory models used previously for assisting the development of UK ozone policy, but has a number of notable differences. A novel feature of the OSRM is a surface conversion module to represent the vertical gradient in ozone arising from chemical loss and deposition to the surface. This has significantly improved the performance of the model, especially in urban areas. In this paper, the modelling system is described and its performance against measured ozone concentrations and metrics and other UK ozone models is discussed. The model has been used to calculate future ozone concentrations in the UK and thus to assess a number of possible control measures developed for the UK Air Quality Strategy.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Harding (to July 2011)
ISSN: 1352-2310
Additional Keywords: air pollution, ground-level ozone, numerical modelling
NORA Subject Terms: Mathematics
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 28 Mar 2011 15:26 +0 (UTC)

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