Consultations on Modeling of Source-Receptor Relationship of Transboundary Air Pollution

18 March 2015
Busan and Incheon (Republic of Korea); and Beijing, China

NEASPEC has made progress on bringing North-East Asian countries together for an in-depth discussion on how to work together to reduce transboundary air pollution (TAP). On 18 – 21 March, NEASPEC Secretariat held Consultations on Modelling of Source-Receptor Relationship of Transboundary Air Pollution at Busan National University, Republic of Korea. Scientific assessments of long-range movement of air pollutants across countries are necessary to guide technical and policy cooperation among the countries. The meeting took place as part of the NEASPEC project on the “Development of Technical and Policy Framework for Transboundary Air Pollution Assessment and Abatement”.

The Consultations aimed at connecting the on-going work on TAP in North-East Asia, including the joint research project on long-range transboundary air pollutants (LTP) of China, Japan and the ROK, with the planned work of the Scientific Research Institute (SRI) of Russia on modelling of source-receptor relationship (SRR) of transboundary air pollution. The consultations shared modelling methodologies, processes and data inventories of LTP and discussed the plan and technical setting of the planned work, which will cover the entire territories of North-East Asia, including the Russia Far East.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

09:30 Opening Remarks Sangmin Nam (ESCAP)
09:40 Group Photo  
09:50 Overview of Modelling under LTP Cheol-Hee Kim (PNU)
10:50 Break  
11:00 Progress of model comparison studies during LTP Expert Meeting among China, Japan, and Republic of Korea Cheol-Hee Kim (PNU)
12:00 Lunch  
13:20 Overview of national, regional and global emission inventories pertaining to the planned modeling  Hyeon-Kook Kim (Konkuk Univ.)
14:10 Break  
14:30 Major programmes and operation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) Cheol-Hee Kim (PNU)
15:00 Russian Community of Air Quality Modelling  Experts from Russia
15:40 LTP's configurations of meteorological and air quality model Experts from PNU
16:30 Model performance evaluation and verification  Cheol-Hee Kim (PNU)


Thursday, March 19, 2015

10:00 Source and arrangement of input data Experts from PNU
10:30 Discussion - Technical support from LTP institution and experts  
11:00 Break  
11:20 Plan of SRI's modelling  
12:00 Lunch