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Evaluation of results of a numerical simulation of dispersion in an idealised urban area for emergency response modelling

Donnelly, R.P., Lyons, T.J. and Flassak, T. (2009) Evaluation of results of a numerical simulation of dispersion in an idealised urban area for emergency response modelling. Atmospheric Environment, 43 (29). pp. 4416-4423.

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    Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.05.038
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    Abstract

    WinMISKAM is evaluated from an emergency response perspective. Comparisons are made between ground level concentrations observed during selected Mock Urban Setting Test (MUST) field trials and predictions generated by the model. The model was driven by 5 min averaged on-site meteorological data, and used minimum grid spacing of 0.5 m in both the horizontal and vertical. The code was found to perform well, with 46% of all predictions (paired in time and space) and 83% of arc maxima predictions within a factor of two of observed concentrations. The model was found to perform better for neutral cases than stable cases with 27% of stable case predictions and 57% of neutral case predictions within a factor of two when compared in time and space.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
    Publisher: Elsevier BV
    Copyright: 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2018
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