Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling - An open source Wiki devoted to
atmospheric dispersion modelling. Offers technical articles.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
- 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 and Diffusion
Division (ATTD) and Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (ASMD)
support the U.S. EPA in developing regulatory air dispersion
Omni - Air Pollution Modeling In Practice - Omni is a
demonstrator site for disseminating modeled and monitored air
pollution data in an accessible 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
and 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.
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.