Numerical study of the interaction between biogenic and anthropogenic chemistry in the region of Sfax/Tunisia

A. Maalej, K. Suhre, R. Rosset

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Abstract

Atmospheric pollution at the regional scale must accommodate emissions from different sources, urban sources at the city center and its industrial suburbs as well as rural-type sources in residential areas, parks and adjacent cultivated zones. Typically, atmospheric pollution at the regional scale (mesoscale) is a problem of mixed sources with the emitted chemical species being transported and transformed within the regional breezes and orographic circulations triggered at the mesoscale. In particular we are interested in the study of air pollution in the region of Sfax. Sfax is an industrial town at the Mediterranean shores of Tunisia surrounded by extensive olive tree groves. One can thus expect a strong interaction between emissions of natural Hydrocarbons (HCs) (from the olive tree fields) and NOx / anthropogenic non-methane HCs (NMHCs) from the urban and industrial areas of Sfax. Differential deposition on sea and land surfaces, sea-breeze circulations and turbulence generated by surface heating have to be taken into account. This presentation is devoted to a discussion of sensitivity tests of the chemical module together with its emission and deposition parameterisations chosen for the Sfax scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages229-238
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 4th International Conference on Air Pollution, Air Pollution 96 - Toulouse, Fr
Duration: 28 Aug 199630 Aug 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 4th International Conference on Air Pollution, Air Pollution 96
CityToulouse, Fr
Period28/8/9630/8/96

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Maalej, A., Suhre, K., & Rosset, R. (1996). Numerical study of the interaction between biogenic and anthropogenic chemistry in the region of Sfax/Tunisia. 229-238. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 4th International Conference on Air Pollution, Air Pollution 96, Toulouse, Fr, .