A Review of Dispersion Modelling and its application to the dispersion of particles: An overview of different dispersion models available

Holmes, Nicholas S. & Morawska, Lidia (2006) A Review of Dispersion Modelling and its application to the dispersion of particles: An overview of different dispersion models available. Atmospheric Environment, 40(30), pp. 5902-5928.

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This paper provides the first review of the application of atmospheric models for particle dispersion. The different types of dispersion models available, from simple box type models to complex fluid dynamics models are outlined and the suitability of the different approaches to dispersion modelling within different environments, in regards to scale, complexity of the environment and concentration parameters is assessed. Finally, several major commercial and non-commercial particle dispersion packages are reviewed, detailing which processes are included and advantages and limitations of their use to modelling particle dispersion. The models reviewed included: Box models (AURORA, CPB and PBM), Gaussian models (CALINE4, HIWAY2, CAR-FMI, OSPM, CALPUFF, AEROPOL, AERMOD, UK-ADMS and SCREEN3), Lagrangian/Eulerian Models (GRAL, TAPM, ARIA Regional), CFD models (ARIA Local, MISKAM, MICRO-CALGRID) and models which include aerosol dynamics (GATOR, MONO32, UHMA, CIT, AERO, RPM, AEROFOR2, URM-1ATM, MADRID, CALGRID and UNI-AERO).

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ID Code: 5156
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Modelling, Dispersion, Particles, Review
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.06.003
ISSN: 1352-2310
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:18

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