J8.5 Impact of Future Climate and Emission on Climate-Air Quality Interactions

Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 2:45 PM
605/610 (Washington State Convention Center)
Yang Zhang, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC; and Y. Chen and T. Glotfelty

The interactions between climate and air quality are important yet difficult to simulate. They have been identified as one of the most uncertain areas in quantifying climate change. A unified Global-through-Urban Weather Research and Forecasting Model with Chemistry (GU-WRF/Chem) is being applied to simulate the feedbacks between global climate change and urban/regional air quality under current (2001) and future (2030, 2040, and 2050) climate and emission scenarios. The simulation results are used to understand the intricate climate-air quality interactions and to study the impact of climate and emission changes on air quality as well as climate-air quality interactions under future climate and emission scenarios.
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