Chemistry Transport Modeling
Air pollutants are transported through the atmosphere over large distances, from the emission source to their place of deposition. During this process, they are subject to complex physical-chemical interactions. In the “Chemistry Transport Modeling” department, we use emission and chemistry transport models to describe the distribution of pollutants. Furthermore, we quantify how much individual sectors contribute to the emissions and to pollutant concentrations. We take into consideration different spatial scales, from city districts to continents. The department also examines in future scenarios how political and technological emission reduction measures in shipping and road traffic affect air quality and pollutant input in coastal regions and in harbor cities.