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Science: Environment: Air_Quality: Air_Dispersion_Modeling

Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling
- An open source Wiki devoted to atmospheric dispersion modelling. Offers technical articles.

Air Quality Control Company (AQCC)
Founded in 1993 by the Municipality of Tehran, Iran, the primary role of AQCC is providing research, consultation, planning and implementation of services regarding air and noise pollution in Tehran.

AQM Resource Centre
The Air Quality Management (AQM) Resource Centre is maintained at the University of the West of England in Bristol, England. It provides much useful information, including brief descriptions of many British and USA air dispersion models.

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Liaison Committee (ADMLC)
ADMLC's main aim is to review current understanding of atmospheric dispersion for application in authorization or licensing of discharges to the atmosphere from industrial, commercial or other sites. ADMLC is concerned with long-term controlled releases as well as short-term releases, and at all scales, including on-site and within buildings.

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Resources
A report published in 1995, "Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Resources", can be downloaded from this site. It includes descriptions, contact people, and other details about 94 dispersion models. The report was developed by the: Subcommittee on Consequence Assessment and Protective Action (SCAPA), of the Emergency Management Advisory Committee, of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Atmospheric Dispersion of Chemicals (E-mail Discussion List)
Atmospheric Dispersion of Chemicals is an e-mail discussion list where people working in the field of atmospheric dispersion modeling can exchange experiences.

The CAMP Research Program
The George Mason University in Virginia has a research program called CAMP (Comprehensive Atmospheric Modeling Program). The focus of the program, funded by the U.S. Defense Department, is on atmospheric transport and dispersion of releases of nuclear, biological, and chemical agents. A wide range of available air dispersion models will be acquired and evaluated.

Certified Consulting Meteorologists
Provides directories by state and by speciality of the Certified Consulting Meteorologist members of the American Meteorological Society, many of whom specialize in air pollution dispersion modeling analyses and studies.

CSIRO Air Quality Modelling and Dispersion
The modelling and dispersion program is part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. Within the program, the Pollution Dispersion team: conducts laboratory and field studies of convective boundary layer growth, turbulence, and dispersion; and develops advanced air dispersion models utilizing ideas from Lagrangian theory studies and from the laboratory and field studies.

Directory of Atmospheric Transport and Diffusion Consequence Assessment Models
An extensive directory (March 1999 issue) of atmospheric dispersion models produced by the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Dispersion Modeling Feature Articles
This section of the site has a searchable index of feature articles concerning air pollution, including feature articles on dispersion modeling.

Dispersion Modeling Guidance
Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) guidance document published by the United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Annex 3 contains guidance on dispersion modeling.

Dispersion Modeling Research at Madrid's Polytechnical University
Describes the dispersion modeling research programs of the Environmental Software and Modeling Group in the Computer Science School at the Polytechnical University in Madrid, Spain. Of interest is the IMW program which is a Visual Basic model based on the U.S. EPA's ISCT3 model that was developed by this group.

Environmental Software and Modelling Group, Technical University of Madrid
Conducts research in modelling and prediction of air quality.

European Environmental Agency: Urban Air Dispersion Models
A discussion of the algorithms used in urban air dispersion models such as: area source and elevated point source models; street canyon and highway sub-models; plume rise; converting one averaging time to another ... all contained in an annex of a report published by the European Environmental Agency headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Finnish Meteorological Institute
The activities of the Air Quality Research department at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) include atmospheric dispersion modeling for: urban air quality, regional and long-range transport, and accidents involving hazardous materials.

Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion
Includes published peer reviews, complete table of contents, and information about how to obtain copies of the book. Also includes technical articles.

The GAIA Air Dispersion Model Database
A database of 27 different air dispersion models. Each model entry includes: a description, where to obtain the software, the original authors, and literature references pertaining to the model. Sponsored by a consortium of 10 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Indian Institute of Technology
The Centre for Atmospheric Sciences is a research and consultancy group within the Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi, India that offers atmospheric dispersion modeling.

Literature References on Lagrangian Air Dispersion Modeling
A comprehensive list of literature references on Lagrangian air dispersion modeling, compiled by Dr. Marek Uliasz.

Literature References on Mesoscale Meteorology
A comprehensive list of literature references on mesoscale meteorology compiled by Dr. Ming Xue, many of which relate to various aspects of air dispersion modeling.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Air Quality Team
The team is part of the Technology & Safety Assessment (TSA-4) Division of the LANL. The air quality team works with meteorological, air chemistry, plume dispersion, computational fluid dynamics, and emissions models. The site includes model descriptions as well as the names, email addresses and functions of all the key personnel.

Multiplan R&F
Based in the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and with an office in Rueil-Malmaison,France, this firm's services include health, safety and environmental (HSE)training courses either online or onsite. Courses are available in air dispersion modeling, HAZOP's, quantitative risk assessment, and environmental management.

National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center
Located at the University of California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (NARAC) is a national emergency response service for real-time assessment of incidents involving accidental releases of nuclear, chemical, biological, or natural hazardous material.

NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory (ARL)
Within the U.S.'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the ARL conducts research on the transport, dispersion, transformation, and removal of atmospheric pollutants ... leading to the development of air quality and dispersion models. The ARL also supports other U.S. agencies. In particular, the ARL's Atmospheric Turbulence & Diffusion Division (ATTD) and Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (ASMD) support the U.S. EPA in developing regulatory air dispersion models.

The Nuclear Accident Model (NAME)
Developed by the United Kingdom's Meteorological Office, the NAME model is part of the contingency plans in the event of accidental releases of radioactivity into the atmosphere: to provide early warning for the guidance of emergency services; and to predict concentrations, depositions and dosages of radionuclides as input to impact assessments.

Old Dominion University and the ISC3 Dispersion Models
Describes a graphical user interface (GUI), developed by the Civil Engineering Department of the Old Dominion University, for using the U.S. EPA's ISC3 models in the Microsoft Windows environment. Presents an excellent discussion of the ISC3 models including: input requirements, dispersion options, source options, receptor options, meteorology options, and output options.

Omni - Air Pollution Modeling In Practice
Omni is a demonstrator site for disseminating modeled and monitored air pollution data in an accessable form. Details of methodology are included. The data covers the London, England area.

Pollution Meteorology and Dispersion
Publicizes the book "Air Pollution Meteorology and Dispersion" ... a review of the basic theories, models, experiments, and observations of pollutant dispersal in the atmosphere.

Regulatory air dispersion models in Australia
Reviews and guide (provided by the University of New South Wales in Australia) to regulatory air dispersion models used in Australia for odour dispersion modelling and impact assessment.

Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
The Atmospheric Transport & Exchange section of the Risoe laboratory performs research into boundary-layer meteorology and atmospheric turbulence, and into environmental problems related to the transport of airborne pollutants. Typical research tasks are: dispersion of smoke puffs and plumes; dispersion of heavier-than-air plumes; and real-time dispersion modeling for emergency managing support.

SCRAM Public Forum
The U.S. EPA's SCRAM website public discussion forum (moderated) for all aspects of the EPA's various air pollution dispersion models.

Southern Appalachian Mountains Initiative (SAMI)
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Alpine Geophysics, are teamed to support an air quality assessment of the Southern Appalachian Mountains Initiative, an organization formed by Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The TVA and Alpine Geophysics will work with the atmospheric modeling team of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Alabama, and the University of Virginia.

StadtKlima: The International Association For Urban Climate
A list of air quality and air pollution dispersion models with descriptions, details and contacts for obtaining further information. Most of the listed models were developed in Germany, and the StadtKlima Association is headquartered at the University of Freiburg in Germany.

UCR Air Quality Modeling Group
The mechanical engineering department of the University of California at Riverside (UCR) has an air quality modeling group performing research in the development and application of small-scale dispersion models, as well as the development of simplified and comprehensive photochemical models.

U.S. EPA's Support Center for Regulatory Air Models
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses this site to provide information on the many dispersion models supporting regulatory programs required by U.S. law. All of the EPA's dispersion models and their Users' Manuals can be downloaded cost-free from here. An online forum is also provided for discussion/questions/answers on all aspects of the EPA's models.

Wikipedia: Air dispersion modeling
Offers technical articles about air dispersion modeling.


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