Peer reviewed publications:

A. de Meij, M. Krol, F. Dentener, E. Vignati, C. Cuvelier, The sensitivity of aerosol in Europe to two different emission inventories and temporal distribution of emissions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 4287–4309, 2006.


De Meij, A., S. Wagner, N. Gobron, P. Thunis, C. Cuvelier, F. Dentener, M. Schaap, Model evaluation and scale issues in chemical and optical aerosol properties over the greater Milan area (Italy), for June 2001, Atmos. Res. 85, 243-267, 2007.


A. de Meij, P. Thunis, B. Bessagnet, C. Cuvelier, The sensitivity of the CHIMERE model to emissions reduction scenarios on air quality in Northern Italy., Atmos. Env. Volume 43, Issue 11, Pages 1897-1907, April 2009. 


A. de Meij, A. Gzella, C. Cuvelier, P. Thunis, B. Bessagnet, J.F. Vinuesa, L. Menut, and H. M. Kelder, The impact of MM5 and WRF meteorology over complex terrain on CHIMERE model calculations, 2008, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,9, 6611-6632, 2009.


PhD thesis, Meij, A. de - Uncertainties in modelling the spatial and temporal variations in aerosol concentrations. Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands (2009).


De Meij, A. Pozzer and J. Lelieveld, Global and regional trends in aerosol optical depth based on remote sensing products and pollutant emissions between 2000 and 2009, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 30731-30776, 2010.


De Meij, A. and Lelieveld, J., Evaluating aerosol optical properties observed by ground-based and satellite remote sensing over the Mediterranean and the Middle East in 2006, Atmos. Res., 99 (4-Mar), 415-433, 2011.


Pozzer, A., de Meij, A., Pringle, K. J., Tost, H., Doering, U. M., van Aardenne, J., and Lelieveld, J.: Distributions and regional budgets of aerosols and their precursors simulated with the EMAC chemistry-climate model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 961-987, doi:10.5194/acp-12-961-2012, 2012.


De Meij, A. Pozzer and J. Lelieveld, Trend analysis in aerosol optical depths and pollutant emission estimates between 2000 and 2009, Atmos. Env., Volume 51, May 2012, Pages 75-85.*


Astitha, M., Lelieveld, J., Abdel Kader, M., Pozzer, A., and de Meij, A.: New parameterization of dust emissions in the global atmospheric chemistry-climate model EMAC, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 11057–11083, 2012.


A. de Meij, A. Pozzer, K.J. Pringle, H. Tost, J. Lelieveld, EMAC model evaluation and analysis of atmospheric aerosol properties and distribution with a focus on the Mediterranean region, Atmos. Res., Volumes 114–115, Pages 38–69, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.05.014, 1 October 2012.


P. Thunis, D. Pernigotti, C. Cuvelier, E. Georgieva, A. Gsella, A. De Meij, G. Pirovanod, A. Balzarini, G. M. Riva, C. Carnevale, E. Pisoni, M. Volta, B. Bessagnet, A. Kerschbaumer, P.Viaene, K. De Ridder, A. Nyiri and P. Wind, POMI: A Model Intercomparison exercise over the Po valley, Air Quality, Atmosphere and health, DOI: 10.1007/s11869-013-0211-1, October 2013.


Gsella, A., de Meij, A., Kerschbaumer, A., Reimer, E., Thunis, P., Cuvelier, C., Evaluation of MM5, WRF and TRAMPER meteorology over the complex terrain of the Po Valley, Italy, Atmos. Env., doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.03.019, 89, 797- 806, 2014.


De Meij, A. and J-F. Vinuesa, Impact of SRTM and Corine Land Cover data on meteorological parameters using WRF, Atmos. Res., Volume 143, Pages 351–370, 15 June 2014.


De Meij, A., Bossioli, E., Vinuesa, J.F., Penard, C., Price, I., The effect of SRTM and Corine Land Cover on calculated gas and PM10 concentrations in WRF-Chem, Atmos. Env. Volume 101, Pages 177–193, January 2015.


Pozzer, A., de Meij, A., Yoon, J., Tost, H., Georgoulias, A. K., and Astitha, M.: AOD trends during 2001–2010 from observations and model simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5521-5535, doi:10.5194/acp-15-5521-2015, 2015.


Kioutsioukis, I., De Meij, A., Jacobs, H., Katragou, E., Vinuesa, J.F. and Kazantzidis, A., High resolution WRF ensemble forecasting for irrigation: Multi-variable evaluation, Atmos. Res., 167, 156–174,, 1 January 2016.


De Meij, A., Vinuesa, J.F., Maupas, V., Waddle, J., Price, I., Yaseen, B., Ismail, A., Wind energy resource mapping of Palestine, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 56, 551- 562, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.11.090, 2016. 


Pozzer, A., Tsimpidi, A. P., Karydis, V. A., de Meij, A., and Lelieveld, J.: Impact of agricultural emission reductions on fine particulate matter and public health, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12813-12826,, 2017. 


De Meij, A., Vinuesa, J.-F., Maupas, V., GHI calculation sensitivity on microphysics, land- and cumulus parameterization in WRF over the Reunion Island, Atmos. Res., Volume 204,, Pages 12–20, 15 May 2018. 


De Meij, A., Zittis, G. & Christoudias, T., On the uncertainties introduced by land cover data in high-resolution regional simulations, Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. (2018).;


Degrauewe, B., Pisoni, E., Peduzzi, E., De Meij, A., Monforti-Ferrario, F., Bodis, K., Mascherpa, A., Astorga-Llorens, M., Thunis, P and Vignati, E., Urban NO2 Atlas, EUR 29943 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019, ISBN 978-92-76-10386-8, doi:10.2760/43523, JRC118193.


Thunis, P., Crippa, M., Cuvelier, C., Guizzardi, D., de Meij, A., Oreggioni, G.,Pisoni, E., Sensitivity of air quality modelling to different emission inventories: a case study over Europe,Atmospheric Environment: X,


Thunis, P., Clappier, A., Beekmann, M., Putaud, J. P., Cuvelier, C., Madrazo, J., and de Meij, A.: Non-linear response of PM2.5 to changes in NOx and NH3 emissions in the Po basin (Italy): consequences for air quality plans, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9309–9327,, 2021.


A. Clappier, P. Thunis, M. Beekmann, J.P. Putaud, A. de Meij, Impact of SOx, NOx and NH3 emission reductions on PM2.5 concentrations across Europe: Hints for future measure development, Environment International, Volume 156, 2021, ISSN 0160-4120,


Thunis, P., Clappier, A., de Meij, A., Pisoni, E., Bessagnet, B., and Tarrason, L.: Why is the city's responsibility for its air pollution often underestimated? A focus on PM2.5, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 18195–18212,, 2021.


Thunis, P., Pisoni, E., Bessagnet, B., Wilson, J., Vignati, E., De Meij, A. and Mascherpa, A., Urban PM2.5 Atlas, EUR 30829 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2021, ISBN 978-92-76-41917-4, doi:10.2760/07645, JRC126221.


de Meij, A.; Astorga, C.; Thunis, P.; Crippa, M.; Guizzardi, D.; Pisoni, E.; Valverde, V.; Suarez-Bertoa, R.; Oreggioni, G.D.; Mahiques, O.; Franco, V. Modelling the Impact of the Introduction of the EURO 6d-TEMP/6d Regulation for Light-Duty Vehicles on EU Air Quality. Appl. Sci. 202212, 4257.


Pisoni, E.; Thunis, P.; De Meij, A.; Bessagnet, B. Assessing the Impact of Local Policies on PM2.5 Concentration Levels: Application to 10 European Cities. Sustainability 2022, 14, 6384.


Meij, A.d.; Ojha, N.; Singh, N.; Singh, J.; Poelman, D.R.; Pozzer, A. The Impact of High-Resolution SRTM Topography and Corine Land Cover on Lightning Calculations in WRF. Atmosphere 2022, 13, 1050.


E. Pisoni, P. Thunis, A. De Meij, B. Bessagnet, M. Pommier, Use of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service policy products to evaluate the contribution of EU cities to their pollution, Atmospheric Environment: X,2022, 100194, ISSN 2590-1621,


E. Pisoni, P. Thunis, A. De Meij, J. Wilson, B. Bessagnet, M. Crippa, D. Guizzardi, C.A. Belis, R. Van Dingenen, Modelling the air quality benefits of EU climate mitigation policies using two different PM2.5-related health impact methodologies, Environment International, 2023, 107760, ISSN 0160-4120,


Bertrand Bessagnet, Enrico Pisoni, Alexander de Meij, Laurent Létinois, Philippe Thunis, A simple and fast method to downscale chemistry transport model output fields from the regional to the urban/district scale, Environmental Modelling & Software, 2023, 105692, ISSN 1364-8152,


de Meij, A., Cuvelier, C., Thunis, P., Pisoni, E., and Bessagnet, B.: Sensitivity of air quality indicators to emission inventories (EDGAR, EMEP, CAMS-REG) in Europe through FAIRMODE benchmarking methodology, EGUsphere [preprint],, 2023.



Thunis, P., Kuenen, J., Pisoni, E., Bessagnet, B., Banja, M., Gawuc, L., Szymankiewicz, K., Guizardi, D., Crippa, M., Lopez-Aparicio, S., Guevara, M., De Meij, A., Schindlbacher, S., and Clappier, A.: Emission ensemble approach to improve the development of multi-scale emission inventories, EGUsphere [preprint],, 2023.


 * This paper is cited in the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC (WG1) 2013, section 2.2.3 (




2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Intermediate technical / scientific report Collaborative Research Project for Air Pollution Reduction in Lombardy Region (2006- 2010), Joint Research Centre, European Commission, 2007/2008/2009.


Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2018 and inventory report 2020, N. Mandl, M. Pinterits, A. De Meij, L. Emele, M. Gager, M. Goll, G. Grassi, B. Gschrey, C. Gueguen, B. Gugele, C. Jeannot, K. Jespers, K. Kaar, E. Kampel, M. Kastori, E. Krtkova, F. Lanza, A. Leip, B. Matthews, G. Mellios, L. Moosmann, I. Moorkens, M. Müllerová, A. Pilzecker, M. Purzner, G. Schmidt, J. Szemesova, B. Voinea, R. Viñas, J. Vincent and G. Wartecker, European Commission, DG Climate Action European Environment Agency, May 2020,


Grizzetti, B., Vigiak, O., Udias, A., Bisselink, B., Pistocchi, A., Bouraoui, F., Malagó, A., Aloe, A., Zanni, M., Weiss, F., Hristov, J., Wilson, J., Pisoni, E., de Meij, A., Stips, A., Blue2.2 project Deliverables 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, European assessment of freshwater availability and nutrient pollution - Historical analysis and scenarios developed in the project Blue2.2 EUR, Publisher, Publisher City, Year of Publication, ISBN 978-92-79-XXXXX-X (where available), doi:10.2760/XXXXX (where available), JRCXXXXXX.


Macias, D., Stips, A., Grizzetti, B., Aloe, A., Bisselink, B., de Meij, A., De Roo, A., Duteil, O., Garcia-Gorriz, E., González-Fernández, D., Hristov, J., Miladinova, S., Oliveira, N., Parn, O., Piroddi, C., Pisoni, E., Pistocchi, A., Polimene, L., Serpetti, N., Thoma, C., Udias, A., Vigiak, O., Weiss, F., Wilson, J., Zanni, M., Water/marine Zero Pollution Outlook, EUR (where available), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxemburg, 2022, ISBN 978-92-79-XXXXX-X, doi:10.2760/XXXXX, JRCXXXXXX. 



Book chapter publications:

A. de Meij, A. Gzella, C. Cuvelier, P. Thunis, B. Bessagnet, J.F. Vinuesa, L. Menut, and H. M. Kelder, The impact of MM5 and WRF meteorology over complex terrain on CHIMERE model calculations, NATO/SPS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application XX, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, ISBN 978-90-481-3810-4, pp 51-56, XLVII, 2010.


Astitha, M., J. Lelieveld, A. De Meij, A. Kerkweg, M. Abdelkader, A. Pozzer, G. Glaser, 2014, Impact of Different Physical Parameterizations on the Global Modeling of Desert Dust – Importance of the Initialization Fields, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, Springer, pp 119-123.


A. de Meij, J. Donnadille, J.F. Vinuesa, Remote sensing in meteorological forecasting, 12th International Conference of Meteorology, Climatology and Physics of the Atmosphere (COMECAP), Heraklion 28-31 May 2014, E-book of contributions, ISBN 978-960-524-430-9, Vol. 1, pp 231- 236, 2014.


A. de Meij, and J.F. Vinuesa, Impact of SRTM and Corine Land Cover data on meteorological parameters using WRF, 12th International Conference of Meteorology, Climatology and Physics of the Atmosphere (COMECAP), Heraklion 28-31 May 2014, E-book of contributions, ISBN 978-960-524-430-9, pp 237 -241, 2014.