Appropriate Assimilation Methods for Air Quality Prediction and Pollutant Emission Inversion. An Urban Data Assimilation Systems Report.
Publikasjon: Appropriate Assimilation Methods for Air Quality Prediction and Pollutant Emission Inversion. An Urban Data Assimilation Systems Report.
Serie: NILU rapport, 25/2020
Utgiver: NILU, Kjeller
This report presents a review of data assimilation methods applicable to air quality. In the introduction, we first describe a brief history of data assimilation method development in the context of numerical weather prediction (NWP), and then we highlight key differences when applying data assimilation methods to air quality prediction from NWP applications. Based on these differences, we outline a set of key requirements for data assimilation when applied to air quality. Following this, we review the available data assimilation algorithms and attempt to identify suitable data assimilation methods that could be applied with air quality models. This review and its findings form the basis of the developments to be carried out in the Urban Data Assimilation Systems project.