A new preprocessing tool of ECMWF data for CALMET forecasting simulations

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Abstract

Today, strategies for emergency preparedness, in presence of accidental scenarios in high-risk plantswith releases into the atmosphere, have become a priority. To achieve this goal, it is important to haveforecast meteorological data in local areas to use in dispersion and transport models and so to respond inadvance emergency situations. The paper reports results of research performed to develop a new tool,called FORCALM that is capable to elaborate European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasts (ECMWF)forecast data to use for simulations by CALMET/CALPUFF modeling system. A case study, relevant toan accident occurred in Mediterranean Refinery at Milazzo (Italy), has been examined to validate theprocedure and the capacity to evaluate the transport and depositions pollutant in terms of forecastinformation. The results were compared with those obtained using CALMET/CALPUFF simulationsbased on measured meteorological, covering the area under study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCD PROCEEDINGS-DUBROVNIK CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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NameCD PROCEEDINGS-DUBROVNIK CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS

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