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

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 and Diffusion Division (ATTD) and Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (ASMD) support the U.S. EPA in developing regulatory air dispersion models.

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.

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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