Report from the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Long-range Transport and Dispersion Model Verification Data Base
For submission to the CAS Expert Panel, March 1999, Zurich
February 22, 1999
Background – The recent meeting of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Commission for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS - XII) emphasized the importance of the coordinating role of WMO in emergency response activities and the increasing number of models to address the long-range transport of pollutants. The Commission decided there was a need to create a data base of all known field experiments and the corresponding meteorological data in a common format that could then be used for model verification and development. The USA and Australia agreed to assemble a small expert group to consider the tasks required to address this issue and report their results to the CAS Working Group on Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry.