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Application of WRF-Chem to simulate air quality over Northern Vietnam

Do, Thi Nhu Ngoc and Ngo, Xuan Truong and Pham, Van Ha and Vuong, Nhu Luan and Le, Hoang Anh and Pham, Chau Thuy and Bui, Quang Hung and Nguyen, Thi Nhat Thanh (2020) Application of WRF-Chem to simulate air quality over Northern Vietnam. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (3). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0944-1344

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The WRF-Chem (Weather Research and Forecasting with Chemistry) model is implemented and validated against ground-based observations for meteorological and atmospheric variables for the first time in Northern Vietnam. The WRF-Chem model was based on HTAPv2 emission inventory with MOZCART chemical-aerosol mechanism to simulate atmospheric variables for winter (January) and summer (July) of 2014. The model satisfactorily reproduces meteorological fields, such as temperature 2 m above the ground and relative humidity 2 m above the ground at 45 NCHMF meteorological stations in January, but lower agreement was found in those simulations of July. PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations in January showed good temporal and spatial agreements to observations recorded at three CEM air monitoring stations in Phutho, Quangninh, and Hanoi, with correlation coefficients of 0.36 and 0.59. However, WRF-Chem model was underestimated with MFBs from − 27.9 to − 118.7% for PM10 levels and from − 34.2 to − 115.1% for PM2.5 levels. It has difficulty in capturing day-by-day variation of PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations at each station in July, but MFBs were in the range from − 27.1 to − 40.2% which is slightly lower than those in January. It suggested that further improvements of the model and local emission data are needed to reduce uncertainties in modeling the distribution of atmospheric pollutants. Assessment of biomass burning emission on air quality in summer was analyzed to highlight the application aspect of the WRF-Chem model. The study may serve as a reference for future air quality modeling using WRF-Chem in Vietnam.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: ISI-indexed journals
Divisions: Center of Multidisciplinary Integrated Technologies for Field Monitoring (FIMO)
Faculty of Information Technology (FIT)
Depositing User: Phan Anh
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 07:10
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 07:10

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