UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling System Validation Studies
The UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling System (UK-ADMS) is a new PC based dispersion model for continuous releases, or releases of finite duration, based on an up to date understanding of the boundary layer and dispersion and, including the complex effects of underlying complex terrain, buildings and coastlines. The scientific approach used has been described at previous ITM’s (Hunt et al 1990, Carruthers et al 1993). After extensive validation and testing the system has now been released. The purpose of this paper is to summarise the main features of the system and present important aspects of the validation.
KeywordsSurface Heat Flux Complex Terrain Wind Tunnel Experiment Boundary Layer Height Buoyancy Frequency
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