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Validity and Accuracy of Atmospheric Air Quality Models

Goodin, W. R. and McRae, G. J. and Seinfeld, J. H. (1976) Validity and Accuracy of Atmospheric Air Quality Models. In: Preprints: Third Symposium on Atmospheric Turbulence, Diffusion, and Air Quality. American Meteorological Society , Boston, MA, pp. 366-373.

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Effective evaluation of air pollution control strategies requires the use of validated and reliable mathematical models that can relate pollutant emissions to atmospheric air quality. The derivation and use of such models, at least for inert and linearly decaying pollutants such as CO and SO_2, has received a great deal of attention. Much less work has been devoted to assessing how the model predictions are related to actual atmospheric concentrations. The objectives of this paper are to formulate the concepts of validity and accuracy and to suggest and describe some experiments that can be performed to assess these features.

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Additional Information:© 1976 American Meteorological Society.
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