Evaluation of Copernicus MACC-II ensemble products in the ETC/ACM spatial air quality mapping ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2013/9

13 May 2014


This paper reflects the comparisons of the ETC/ACM mapping results when using either the EMEP model or the MACC-II modelling products as auxiliary variable in the geostatistical interpolation. It determines the capabilities, needs and feasibility of the MACC-II modelling products on its potential to become part of the operational ETC/ACM mapping chain. The paper describes the mapping methods of ETC/ACM, the comparison approaches executed and the suite of input data selected for these comparisons. It describes and discusses the comparison results, leading to conclusions on limitations and suitability of the use of MACC-II products. It includes recommendations in general and specifically on requirements of products from the MACC-II project.

Prepared by: ETC/ACM members Jan Horálek1, Leonor Tarrasón2, Peter de Smet3, Laure Malherbe4, Philipp Schneider2, Anthony Ung4, Linton Corbet1, Bruce Denby2
1Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI), Praha, Czech Republic; 2Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), Kjeller, Norway; 3National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, Netherlands; 4National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risk (INERIS), Verneuil-en-Halatte, France

Published by: ETC/ACM, April 2014, 147 pp. (23Mb PDF)

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