Special session: Mesoscale models for policy support

You are kindly invited to contribute to the special session on " Mesoscale models for policy support and decisions " with oral or poster presentations.

Please select the topic "Special session - Mesoscale models for policy support and decisions" when submitting your abstract.

Co-chairs: Bernard Fisher and Rohit Mathur


Mesoscale or chemical transport models built on descriptions of the fundamental atmospheric processes have shown great potential in the past decade. However their use in policy applications can be restricted because of the practical difficulties associated with the intensive learning curve, large data sets, computer resources etc. involved in running such models. This session would encourage participants to present examples of mesoscale models used for policy applications, in order for the session, as a whole, to compare and contrast how mesoscale models have been applied in different countries for real decisions. An outcome of the session could hopefully be a peer reviewed publication on the effectiveness of mesoscale models to influence decision making, based on the examples presented during the session.

List of topics included in this special session

  • Examples of mesoscale model applications for air quality decision making
  • Uncertainties in mesoscale models and correcting them
  • Tools to help and encourage  policy makers to use mesoscale models
  • Communicating mesoscale model results to policy makers and the public

Submission and review of abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted normally via the website system. Authors should indicate in their abstract that they wish to have their presentation considered as part of this special session. All abstracts are reviewed through the usual review process of the Conference.  

Submission of papers or submission to a specific journal Manuscripts will later on be requested to be published in one or two suitable journals, such as e.g. Atmos. Environ.