[Wrf-users] need information, please

Aijun Xiu aijun at email.unc.edu
Mon Sep 14 11:53:40 MDT 2009

  The Institute for the Environment at University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill has a center
doing the air quality modeling as you ask for. Check this web site at 
and you can talk to us directly if you're interested in any 
collaboration/training of the air quality
modeling system.

claudio cortes wrote:
> Hi users ! (and sorry for the semi-off topic)
> I'm meteorologist of the National Environment Center, Chile. In the
> principal city of Chile (Santiago) and in another cities of the
> country, the PM10 problem in winter and Tropospheric Ozone in Summer
> is critical. Therefore, in winter, the goverment takes actions to
> control the emissions and protect the people against the PM10,
> depending of the meteorological and PM10 forecast made by us.
> Now, we are in campaign of update our forecast system, and my work is
> find another institutions who works with PM10 and Ozone forecast
> systems and know how works, tools used, work way, monitoring systems,
> models used and his accuracy. So, I need your help, if any of you
> works in some institution dedicated to the forecast of particulate
> matter and ozone, please answer me the next questions (and send me
> additional info if you want)
> 1.- Institution name (organization, who depends, financing, etc.)
> 2.- Country
> 3.- Forecast zone (extension and number of monitoring stations)
> 4.- Number of people working in the forecast
> 5.- Official way to measure the air quality in your zone (pm10:
> average of next 0 to 23 hours of tomorrow, pm10: max movable average
> of 24 hours for tomorrow, pm10: average of 6AM of  tomorrow to 6AM of
> past tomorow, etc... and ozone)
> 6.- Models used (linear regression, mos, neural networks,
> physics-chemical models, etc.) and his accuracy (what model is
> recommended by you?)
> 7.- Other institutions involved in the forecast and his role in this work
> 8.- The local goverment takes actions before critical events of
> pollution ? (what kind of actions?)
> 9.- Long-term actions in your zone to reduce the pollution.
> 10.- Cost of implement your forecast system in another place (eg,
> another country), including monitoring stations, equiments, etc.
> The end of this study is recommend to the goverment improvements to
> our forecast system (governed by law), improvements who involving
> better accuracy and, therefore, more efficient protection to the
> people.
> This info will be helpful for my study, and if you have any
> complementary information just send me. I will share the results of
> this study with the list.
> Thanks for your help !
Aijun Xiu, Research Associate Professor       Phone: 919-966-2064
Institute for the Environment                 Fax :  919-843-3113
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Email: aijun at email.unc.edu
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137 E. Franklin St., Room 657
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6116

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