Paper on model resolution for health impacts analysis published in ACP

Our paper assessing the optimal air quality model resolution for health impacts assessment is now out in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Our major conclusion was that for human health benefits associated with decreases in ozone and PM2.5 together, the benefits calculated at 36 km resolution agree, within errors, with the benefits calculated using fine (12 km or finer) resolution modeling when using the current methodology for assessing policy decisions. This is because changes in PM2.5 dominate the human health impacts, and there is large uncertainty associated with human health response to changes in air pollution.

To read the paper, see the abstract and pdf.