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American Journal of Systems and Software. 2016, 4(2), 40-45
DOI: 10.12691/ajss-4-2-2
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Transport of Atmospheric Pollutants in West Mediterranean Areas: Mathematical Model

Josué-Antonio Nescolarde-Selva1, 2, , José-Luis Usó-Doménech1 and Meng Fan2

1Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

2School of Mathematics and Statistics, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Pub. Date: August 08, 2016

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Josué-Antonio Nescolarde-Selva, José-Luis Usó-Doménech and Meng Fan. Transport of Atmospheric Pollutants in West Mediterranean Areas: Mathematical Model. American Journal of Systems and Software. 2016; 4(2):40-45. doi: 10.12691/ajss-4-2-2


The main objective of this paper is to present a mass conservative method for solving the one-dimensional equation of atmospheric pollutants transport, based on a finite volume method. In order to avoid numerical diffusion a trapezoid rule with a linear interpolation in the extremes of cells is used to approximate integrals. Air pollution problems can be treated by several techniques, we have used a spatial and time uniform grid, numerical results has been implemented in the computer program ATPOTRANS (Atmospheric Pollutants Transport).

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