AERIS is a last-generation Integrated Assessment Modelling system to evaluate emission abatement strategies and ecosystem and health-related impacts
AERIS is an integrated assessment model that allows the evaluation of emission abatement measures on the concentration of pollutants, deposition of atmospheric species, human health, ecosystems and crops. It is a simplified version of a cutting-edge supercomputing air quality model based on a parameterisation whose main advantage is its ability to provide immediate results for real-time decision making. AERIS is able to simulate the combined effect of abatement measures simultaneously applied and making possible the diagnosis of different indicators within a single, easy-to-use software platform. A fully operational beta version has been developed and applied for the Iberian Peninsula but the system can be applied for any region or city in need to solve air quality issues.
The model has been developed by the Environmental Technologies and Industrial Resources research group (Tecnologías Ambientales y Recursos Industriales), a team of researchers with more than 15 years of experience on atmospheric sciences and a comprehensive view of air quality issues and air quality management needs.
AERIS is a screening tool that relies on transfer matrices to simulate complex atmospheric phenomena (advection, diffusion, chemical reactions, deposition, etc) to assess changes in concentrations of air pollutants (including secondary pollutants such as particulate matter or ozone) as a function of emissions variations providing a comprehensive view of compliance with ambient air quality legal standards as well as health an ecosystem-related impacts.
Unlike complex deterministic air quality models, AERIS allows an immediate evaluation of potential abatement strategies that usually imply significant economic and social costs.
Its modular structure makes AERIS a suitable solution for any region or city by incorporating local expertise, methods and databases for consistent for a comprehensive and specific response.
AERIS runs in a friendly Matlab® interface which is simple and flexible, allowing rapid diagnostic capabilities for policy makers and environmental planners.
"An Integrated Assessment Modelling system based on location-specific atmospheric transfer matrices that allows a quick and comprehensive evaluation of emission abatement strategies"
"AERIS offers immediate air quality diagnostics capabilities for policy makers, industry and the general public without incurring in long computation times, onerous infrastructure or high technical expertise"
ETSI Industriales - UPM
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