I’ve done some CMAQ simulations for assessing impacts from a set of new sources (i.e. I have a two datasets from two emission scenarios - “NewSources” and “Baseline”). For each of these emission scenario, my CMAQ simulation is only for one month in summer (focus on ozone) and one month in winter (focus on PM2.5). I want to assess the health impacts from changes in ozone and PM2.5 concentration. I have several questions:
Does it make sense to use BenMap for such a small set of data?
I have the PM2.5 control (or baseline) file like this:
Column,Row,Metric,Seasonal Metric,Annual Metric,Values 1,1,DailyAverage,,,".,.,.,(335 blanks),.,.,.,3.0,1.9,2.0,2.1,2.6,(30 daily average concentrations)
and an ozone control (or baseline) file:
Column,Row,Metric,Seasonal Metric,Annual Metric,Values 1,1,D8HourMax,,,".,.,.,(335 blanks),.,.,.,11.0,21.9,32.0,37.1,42.6,(30 daily 8 hr max concentrations)
Do these formats look okay? I’m not including seasonal / annual metrics because my simulations doesn’t span a full year/season.
3.Are O3 concentrations in ppb (User manual doesn’t specify so…)?
4.I understand that the metric chosen will specify what HIF can be used in BenMap. Does this mean that with a short dataset, I can only run BenMap for short term health impacts?
I greatly appreciate any responses.