UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau


UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau

The UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau is part of the Met Office (originally an abbreviation for Meteorological Office, but now the official name in itself) which is the UK's national weather and meteorological service. The meteorologists in the bureau are among the UK's leading experts in areas such:

* meteorology
* air quality studies and forecasting
* air pollution dispersion modelling
* industrial emissions

Consultancy services

The bureau has a team of air quality specialists dedicated to providing advice, support, and consultancy service to industry, government, local authorities and private consultants. The team has particular expertise with long and short range atmospheric pollution dispersion modelling using the NAME, AERMOD, ADMS, BOXURB and other dispersion models.

The bureau's consultancy services include:

* height assessments of industrial stacks discharging airborne pollutants
* long-term environmental impact studies of airborne pollutant emissions
* scenario modelling and analyses of accidental releases of airborne pollutants
* air pollution forecasting studies
* studies of long-range trans-boundary transport of air pollutants
* urban air quality modelling
* providing site-specific meteorological data

Further reading

For those who are unfamiliar with air pollution dispersion modelling and would like to learn more about the subject, it is suggested that either one of the following books be read:

*cite book | author=Turner, D.B. | title=Workbook of atmospheric dispersion estimates: an introduction to dispersion modeling| edition=2nd Edition| publisher=CRC Press | year=1994 | id=ISBN 1-56670-023-X [http://www.crcpress.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=L1023&parent_id=&pc= www.crcpress.com]

*cite book | author=Beychok, M.R. | title=Fundamentals Of Stack Gas Dispersion| edition=4th Edition| publisher=self-published | year=2005 | id=ISBN 0-9644588-0-2 [http://www.air-dispersion.com www.air-dispersion.com]

ee also

*Accidental release source terms
*Bibliography of atmospheric dispersion modeling
*Air pollution dispersion terminology
*Air Quality Modeling Group
*Air Resources Laboratory
*AP 42 Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors
*Atmospheric dispersion modeling
*Atmospheric Studies Group
*
*Compilation of atmospheric dispersion models
*Finnish Meteorological Institute
*Met Office
*National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark
*NILU, Norwegian Institute of Air Research
*UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee

External links

* [http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/environment/serv4.html UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau web site]
* [http://www.admlc.org.uk/index.htm UK ADMLC web site]
* [http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ Air Resources Laboratory (ARL)]
* [http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/organization/aqad/aqmg.html Air Quality Modeling Group]
* [http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ Met Office web site]
* [http://www.air-dispersion.com/feature.html Error propagation in air dispersion modeling]


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