Headline: PM Modelling over Nepal with WRF-Chem

Very high particulate matter (PM) and black carbon (BC) concentrations are observed in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. With an aim of gaining a better understanding of the dynamics of these air pollutants, PM and BC simulations with the WRF-Chem model have been performed. The comparison of the simulation results with measurements shows that the model strongly underestimated the measured PM and BC levels. It is concluded that this is mainly due to missing up-to-date high resolution information on emissions in the valley.

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Monographs and Edited Volumes

Mues, A., Lauer, A., & Rupakheti, M. (2016). PM Modelling over Nepal with WRF-Chem. In D. G. Steyn, & N. Chaumerliac (Eds.), Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXIV (1, pp. 319-323). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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An Assessment of the Impact of Black Carbon on Air Quality and Climate in the Kathmandu Valley and Surrounding Area - A Model Study (BERLiKUM) A Sustainable Atmosphere for the Kathmandu Valley (SusKat)