Mikhail Sofiev

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A birch pollen emission model is described and its main features are discussed. The development of the model is based on a double-threshold temperature sum model that describes the propagation of the flowering season and naturally links to the thermal time models to predict the onset and duration of flowering. For the flowering season, the emission model(More)
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Pollen is routinely monitored, but it is unknown whether pollen counts represent allergen exposure. We therefore simultaneously determined olive pollen and Ole e 1 in ambient air in Córdoba, Spain, and Évora, Portugal, using Hirst-type traps for pollen and high-volume cascade impactors for allergen. Pollen from different days released 12-fold different(More)
An evaluation of performance of the System for Integrated modeLling of Atmospheric coMposition (SILAM) in application to birch pollen dispersion is presented. The system is described in a companion paper whereas the current study evaluates the model sensitivity to details of the pollen emission module parameterisation and to the meteorological input data.(More)
The paper presents dynamic cores v.4 and v.5 of the System for Integrated modeLling of Atmospheric coMposition SILAM v.5.5 based on the advection algorithm of Michael Galperin. This advection routine, so far weakly presented in international literature, is non-diffusive, positively defined, stable with regard to Courant number significantly 5 above one, and(More)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in ACP if available. Abstract The study reviews the emission estimates of sulphur oxides (SO x) and primary particulate matter (PM) from the major industrial(More)
The impact of airborne pollen to human health has been recognized as being important, while several studies are suggesting that the synergy between high pollen concentrations and air pollutants may induce and exacerbate allergic reactions, thus affecting overall quality of life of citizens. In this paper, the detailed pollen, air quality and meteorological(More)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in ACP if available. Abstract Numerical models that combine weather forecasting and atmospheric chemistry are here referred to as chemical weather forecasting(More)
Data assimilation is used in atmospheric chemistry models to improve air quality forecasts, construct re-analyses of three-dimensional chemical (including aerosol) concentrations and perform inverse modeling of input variables or model parameters (e.g., emissions). Coupled chemistry meteorology models (CCMM) are atmospheric chemistry models that simulate(More)
We have developed a simple statistical model for the estimation of the long-range transport (LRT) contribution to PM 2.5 concentrations. The modelling is based on linear regressions of the 'Co-operative programme for monitoring and evaluating the long-range transmission of air pollutants in Europe' (EMEP) background ionic components (SO 4 2À , NO 3 À , NH 4(More)