Source Apportionment

New Intercomparison 2015-2016

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Those interested in the IE are kindly asked to send the application form as pdf by e-mail not later than August 31st to:

More detailed technical information will be distributed to the applicants.
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This Intercomparison Exercise (IE) for Receptor and Source Oriented Models is organised within the framework of FAIRMODE Working Group 3 on Source Apportionment. The intercomparison has been designed to test both receptor oriented models (RMs) and source oriented models (CTMs). The target pollutant of this IE is PM10.

The main input data for RMs is a real world dataset while the input for CTMs includes: emission inventory, meteorological fields and boundary conditions.

For the intercomparison purposes, participants are requested to carry out the estimation of the source contributions using the desired methodology, report their results to the organisers and fill-in the questionnaire that will be distributed after the source apportionment results are delivered. The submission of participant’s results is expected by December 2015.

Results obtained with each of the two approaches will be evaluated separately. In addition, there will be a cross comparison between the two approaches for the area corresponding to the monitoring site were the real world dataset was collected.

The organisers will evaluate the results reported by participants using the methodology consolidated during the previous intercomparison exercises and present the IE results at the WG3 technical meeting. A draft report will be distributed to all participants for their comments.

After receiving all the comments, the final report/paper involving all participants will be published.

Those interested in the IE are kindly asked to send the application form as pdf by e-mail not later than August 31st to:


More detailed technical information will be distributed to the applicants.