Higher Resolution Modeling of the PM10 Levels Over Istanbul for a Winter Episode

Im U., Markakis K., Ünal A., Kındap T., Poupkou A., Incecik S., ...More

32nd NATO/SPS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modeling and its Application, Utrecht, Netherlands, 7 - 11 May 2012, pp.721-725 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-94-007-5577-2_122
  • City: Utrecht
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.721-725
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


High winter-time PM10, sulfate, nitrate and ammonium levels in Istanbul were investigated using a high resolution WRF/CMAQ mesoscale model system. The results suggested that the system was capable of producing the magnitudes. PM10 levels calculated by the model underestimated the observations with an average of 10 % at Bogazici University sampling station, whereas an overestimation of 12 % is calculated for all stations. Base case results together with the sensitivity studies pointed significant contribution of local sources.