Numerical Air Quality Forecast Training in Ningbo, China
The training course provided an introduction to numerical prediction systems, meteorological and emissions modeling, photochemical air quality modeling, and the building and operation of the numerical prediction system. The STI team also gave examples of operational air quality prediction systems and provided recommendations to NEMC staff for the development of numerical prediction models suitable for Ningbo.
The training course at NEMC built capacity in air quality forecasting, an important tool in air quality management. Sustained and proactive planning measures, such as air quality modeling, allow agencies to undertake special actions to reduce emissions and lessen air quality impacts.