General info

The 16th conference on "Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes" was held in Varna, Bulgaria, in September 2014
The local organizers of the conference maintain the conference web site HERE

Topics:

The following topics were covered during the conference:
  • H16-1 - Model Evaluation and Quality Assurance - Model Validation, Model Intercomparisons, Model Uncertainties and Model Sensitivities
  • H16-2 - Environmental Impact Assessment: Air Pollution Management and Decision Support Systems
  • H16-3 - Use of Modelling in Support of EU Air Quality Directives, Including FAIRMODE
  • H16-4 - Parametrization of Physical Processes in Mesoscale Meteorology Relevant for Air Quality Modelling
  • H16-5 - Urban Scale and Street Canyon Modelling: Meteorology and Air Quality
  • H16-6 - Use of Modelling in Health and Exposure Assessments
  • H16-7 - Inverse Dispersion Modelling and Source Identification
  • H16-8 - Modelling Air Dispersion and Exposure to Accidental Releases
  • H16-9 - Historical Reviews and Highlights of Past Work. Special Session Mainly Devoted to Prominent Scientists and 'Golden Papers' of the Past, Which Have Still Relevance and Should not be Forgotten


Full length papers

IJEP Volume 58, No. 4 (2015)
IJEP Volume 58, No. 1-2 (2015)
IJEP Volume 57, No. 3-4 (2015)


Proceedings and presentations

Extended Abstract
Poster or Presentation
H16-1
Tudor B. Ionescu, Eckart Laurien, Walter Scheuermann

Improving the reliability of decision-support systems for nuclear emergency management using software diversity methods

H16-1
F. Martín, M. G. Vivanco, J. L. Garrido, I Palomino

Evaluation of the CHIMERE model estimating wet deposition in Spain

H16-1
C. Maurer, D. Arnold, R. Klonner, G. Wotawa

Operational source term estimation and ensemble prediction for the Grimsvoetn 2011 event

H16-1
Georgi Gadzhev, Kostadin Ganev, Nikolay Miloshev

Numerical study of the atmospheric composition climate of Bulgaria – validation of the computer simulation results

H16-1
Cornelia Richter, Martin Sogalla, Harald Thielen

Validation of the atmospheric radionuclide transport model ARTM

H16-1
J.A. Gonzalez, A. Hernandez-Garces, A. Rodriguez, S. Saavedra, J.J. Casares

A comparison of different WRF-CALMET simulations against surface and PBL rawinsonde data

H16-1
J.A. Gonzalez, A. Hernandez-Garces, A. Rodriguez, S. Saavedra, J.J. Casares, L. Turtos, Y. Fonseca, L. Alvarez

Coupling WRF and CALMET models: evaluation during 15-day case study in a Caribbean Bay, Cuba

H16-1
Bostjan Grasic, Primoz Mlakar, Marija Zlata Boznar

Validation and sensitivity analysis of ozone forecasts to air temperature and solar radiation

H16-1
Marko Kaasik, Velle Toll, Ketlin Reis, Riinu Ots, Aarne Männik, Mikhail Sofiev, Marje Prank

SILAM and MACC IFS output used for simulating the aerosoldirect radiative forcing with HARMONIE model for summer 2010 wildfire case in Russia

H16-1
Cyrill Von Arx, Lothar Brücher, Vitorio De Donno, Brigitte Gerich, Hubert Glaab, Christian Grimm, Reinhard Martens, Jürgen Päsler-Sauer, Walter Scheuermann, Horst Schnadt, Peter Schumacher,Silke Torchiani, Hartmut Walter, Thomas Wilbois

Comparison of operational atmospheric dispersion models in Germany

H16-1
Dejan Petelin, Primoz Mlakar, Marija Zlata Boznar,Bostjan Grasic, Jus Kocijan

Ozone forecasting using Gaussian processes and perceptron neural networks

H16-1
Primoz Mlakar, Marija Zlata Boznar,Bostjan Grasic, Giuseppe Brusasca, Gianni Tinarelli, Maria Grazia Morselli, Sandro Finardi

“Sostanj” data set for validation of models over very complex terrain

H16-1
Zita Ferenczi, Emese Homolya, Tamás Pázmándi, Péter Szántó

Comparison of FLEXPART-WRF and SINAC-AROME Lagrangian dispersion models: A case study for a nuclear incident

H16-1
David Heist, Christina Hood, Akula Venkatram, Michelle Snyder, Vlad Isakov, Steven Perry, David Carruthers, Jenny Stocker, Stephen E Smith

Dispersion modelling approaches for near road applications involving noise barriers

H16-1
Kouhei Yamamoto, Kazuo Nakajima, Hikari Shimadera

Sensitivity analysis of individual VOC species to reduction of atmospheric ozone

H16-1
Hikari Shimadera, Tatsuya Kojima, Akira Kondo, Yoshio Inoue

Evaluation of air quality model performance for long-term PM2.5 simulation in Japan

H16-1
Hikari Shimadera, Hiroshi Hayami,Satoru Chatan, Tazuko Morikawa, Yu Morino, Toshimasa Ohara,Yasuaki Mori, Kazuyo Yamaji, Seiji Nakatsuka

Comprehensive sensitivity analyses on air quality model performance for PM2.5 simulation

H16-1
Marke Hongisto

The FMI emission inventory and source-receptor calculations at the Finnish Eastern border

H16-1
Kees Cuvelier, Philippe Thunis

Recent developments of the DELTATOOL

H16-1
Mario Adani, Mihaela Mircea, Camillo Silibello Massimo D’Isidoro, Luisella Ciancarella, Lina Vitali, Antonio Piersanti, Gino Briganti, Andrea Capelletti,Gaia Righini, Giuseppe Cremona, Gabriele Zanini

Modelling heavy metals concentrations over Italy: comparison with observations and some sensitivity tests

H16-1
Marta G. Vivanco, Bertrand Bessagnet, EURODELTA team

Intercomparison of the wet deposition of NH4+, NO3 and SO42- estimated by several air quality models for one of the EURODELTA3 campaigns

H16-1
H.R. Olesen

Web-based tools for air pollution modellers

H16-1
Oliver Kracht, Michel Gerboles

Trends of daily variogram parameters derived by geostatistical analyis of PM10 time series from the AIRBASE ambient air quality database

H16-1
Gertie Geertsema

Data mining: Use of historical Cabauw SF6 experiments

H16-1
Ana Graciela Ulke, Natalia Gattinoni, Gabriela Posse

Evaluation of the performance of a mesoscale model in the simulation of sensible and latent heat turbulent fluxes

H16-1
Tímea Haszpra

Investigation of the dispersion of air pollutants by the REPLAT model

H16-1
Hristina Kirova, Ekaterina Batchvarova

Mesoscale simulation of the meteorological profiles during the Sofia experiment 2003

H16-2
Dimiter Atanassov, Stefan Shilev, Elena Naydenova, Hristo Chervenkov, Tania Yankova

Air quality management system of the town of Plovdiv – annual analysis for 2013

H16-2
Michael Bennett

The application of an aerofoil array to enhance the dispersion of an extended surface-based pollution source

H16-2
Helmut Lorentz, Stefan Balla, Rudolf Uhl, Angela Schlutow

Nitrogen deposition modeling within Natura 2000 appropriate assessment for roads

H16-2
Shin Araki, Hikari Shimadera, Kouhei Yamamoto, Akira Kondo

Air monitoring network optimization method using chemical transport model and metaheuristics

H16-2
Yelva Roustan, Isabelle Coll, Nicolas Yan, Aurélie Quemener, Arthur Elessa

Analysis and comparison of two models response to an emissions abatement scenario

H16-2
Agnieszka Bartocha, Marek Rosicki

Experiences in dispersion modelling in the development of air quality management system in Krakow

H16-2
Stijn Vranckx, Wouter Lefebvre, Martine Van Poppel, Jan Theunis, Carolien Beckx, Bart Elen, Margherita Mascia, Simon Hu, Robin North, Robert Köbl, Jim Mills, Dominik Dahlem, Guy Kouwijzer, Marie-Sophie Marcinek, Martin Litzenberger

CARBOTRAF: a decision support system for reducing pollutant emissions by adaptive traffic management

H16-2
A. I. Miranda, A. Monteiro, H. Martins, J. Ferreira, C. Gama, I Ribeiro, C. Borrego

The role of NH3 on the particulate matter pollution over Portugal

H16-2
I. Ribeiro, A. Monteiro, H.Martins, A. I. Miranda, C. Borrego, M. Lopes

How does the biodiesel use affect the urban air quality?

H16-2
Roman Juras, Ondrej Vlcek, Josef Keder

Techniques for smoothing hourly data for timely smog alerts announcements

H16-3
Helmut Lorentz, Tilo Hoffmann, Ingo Düring, Torsten Bayer

Environmental sensitive traffic management system PROKASONLINE

H16-3
M. Morán, J.A. Gonzalez, M. Dios

Regional assessment of a regional bottom-up cattle air pollutants emissions inventory against european emissions inventories

H16-3
Marija Zlata Boznar,Bostjan Grasic, Primoz Mlakar

The problem of limit values exceedances detection in complex terrain using measurement and models

H16-3
Dimiter Syrakov, Maria Prodanova, Valeri Nikolov, Ilker Oruc, Emilia Georgieva, Kiril Slavov

Simulation of air pollution in the cross-border region Bulgaria –Turkey

H16-3
Emilia Georgieva, Dimiter Syrakov, Maria Prodanova, Iglika Etropolska, Kiril Slavov

Evaluating the performance of WRF-CMAQ models in Bulgaria by means of the DELTA TOOL

H16-4
Helen Webster, Thomas Whitehead, David Thomson

Parametrizing low-frequency mesoscale motions in atmospheric dispersion models

H16-4
Evgeni Syrakov, Kostadin Ganev

Analysis of dispersion and higher order statistical moments above rural and urban areas

H16-4
R. Dimitrova, H. J. S. Fernando, Z. Silver, L. S. Leo, C. Hocut, T. Zsedrovits, S. Di Sabatino

Modification of the Yonsei University boundary layer scheme in the WRF model for stable conditions

H16-4
Rostislav Kouznetsov, Mikhail Sofiev

Wet deposition scheme for SILAM chemical transport model

H16-5
Dimiter Atanassov, Petio Simeonov, Lilia Bocheva

Preparation of input data set for dispersion model AUSTAL2000 using observations at synoptic weather station

H16-5
Evgeni Syrakov, Kostadin Ganev

On extension and modification of the similarity format parameterization schemes over urban area

H16-5
Ivelina Georgieva, Georgi Gadzhev, Kostadin Ganev, Maria Prodanova, Dimiter Syrakov, Nikolay Miloshev

Numerical study of the air quality in the city of Sofia – some preliminary results

H16-5
Jose Luis Santiago, Alberto Martilli, Fernando Martin

Estimating the impact of street vegetation on air quality: a simple case with different types and positions of vegetation

H16-5
Christina Hood, David Carruthers, Martin Seaton, Jenny Stocker, Kate Johnson

Urban canopy flow field and advanced street canyon modelling in ADMS-URBAN

H16-5
Grazia Ghermandi, Sara Fabbi, Marco Zaccanti, Alessandro Bigi, Sergio Teggi

Urban micro-scale investigation of NOX and CO emissions from vehicular traffic and comparison with air quality data

H16-5
Stijn Vranckx, Peter Vos

Annual average impact of trees on air quality in street canyons

H16-5
Víctor Valverde, María T. Pay, José M. Baldasano

Use of a climatic synoptic classification to identify and characterize NO2 pollution patterns over the Iberian Peninsula

H16-5
Olivier Oldrini, Maxime Nibart, Patrick Armand, Christophe Olry, Jacques Moussafir, Armand Albergel

Introduction of momentum equations in MICRO SWIFT

H16-5
Radka Kellnerová, Klára Jurcáková, Václav Uruba, Libor Kukacka, Stepán Nosek, Zbynek Janour

Wavelet analyses of turbulent flow above surface with 5 different classes of roughness

H16-5
Silvana Di Sabatino, Riccardo Buccolieri, Laura S. Leo, Gianluca Pappaccogli

On thermal stratification in real street canyons with trees: consequences for local air quality

H16-5
Patrick Conry, Ashish Sharma, Mark Potosnak, Jessica Hellmann, H. J. S. Fernando

Multi-scale modelling of Chicago urban heat island and climate-change impacts

H16-5
Annalisa Di Bernardino, Paolo Monti, Giovanni Leuzzi, Giorgio Querzoli

A laboratory investigation of flow and turbulence over a two-dimensional urban canopy

H16-5
Qu Yongfeng, Maya Milliez, Bertrand Carissimo

CFD simulation and comparison with measurement for flow and dispersion in a neighborhood of marseille including thermal and radiative effects

H16-5
Matthias Ketzel, Steen Solvang Jensen, Thomas Becker, Jørgen Brandt, Thor-Bjørn Ottosen, Henrik Skov, Ole Hertel, Konstantinos Kakosimos

Validation of newest developments within OSPM

H16-5
Thor-Bjorn Ottosen, Matthias Ketzel, Ole Hertel, Henrik Skov, Jorgen Brandt Konstantinos Kakosimos

Experiences from the Application of a Parameter Estimation and Identi ability Analysis Methodology to the Operational Street Pollution Model (OSPM)

H16-5
Paul Goodman, Anil Namdeo, Fabio Galatioto, Margaret C. Bell, Edwin Foster, Caroline Shield

Investigation of the emission and air quality impacts of low emission zone scenarios in Newcastle and Gateshead, UK

H16-5
Hiroaki Minoura,Darko Koracin, Joshua S. Fu, Xinyi Dong,Cheng-En Yang

Vertical circulation of air pollutants and ozone distribution over Los Angeles

H16-6
Petya Kaleyna, Plamen Mukhtarov, Nikolay Miloshev

Empirical background TCO model over Bulgaria

H16-6
Jean-Marc Lacome, Jean-Martin Vincent, Florence Zeman

Analysis of toxic load computations and fluctuation concentrations modeling for the assessment of atmospheric accidental release

H16-6
Vlad Isakov, David Heist, Janet Burke, Michelle Snyder, Sarav Arunachalam, Stuart Batterman

Hybrid air quality modeling approach for use in the near-road exposures to urban air pollutant study (NEXUS)

H16-6
Saravanan Arunachalam, Timothy Barzyk, Vlad Isakov, Akula Venkatram, Michelle Snyder, Nathan Alexander Rice, Brian Naess, Kevin Talgo

C-PORT: a community-scale near-source air quality system to assess port-related air quality impacts

H16-6
Roberto Giua, Angela Morabito, Annalisa Tanzarella, Ilenia Schipa, Tiziano Pastore, Alessandra Nocioni, Giorgio Assennato

Modelling the impact of a coal-fired power plant, located in southern Italy, for risk assessment purposes

H16-6
Armando Pelliccioni, Andrea Cristofari, Mafalda Lamberti, Claudio Gariazzo

PAHS urban concentrations maps using support vector machine

H16-7
Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Grégory Turbelin, Jean-Pierre Issartel, Amir Ali Feiz, Pierre Ngae,Emerson Barbosa, Pramod Kumar

Analyzing localization featuresof a weighted least-squares technique in a point source reconstruction

H16-7
Pramod Kumar, Amir-Ali Feiz, Pierre Ngae, Emerson Barbosa, Grégory Turbelin, Sarvesh Kumar, Singh, Damien Joseph, Jean-Pierre Issartel

Applications ?f A CFD Model for Short-Range Pollutant Dispersion and Source Reconstruction in an Urban Environment

H16-7
Wouter Lefebvre, Frans Fierens, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Nele Renders, Kaat Jespers, Jordy Vercauteren, Felix Deutsch, Stijn Janssen

The effect of wood burning on particulate matter concentrations in Flanders, Belgium

H16-7
Grégory Turbelin, Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Hamza Kouichi, Nicolas Bostic, Amir Ali Feiz, Pierre Ngae, Emerson Barbosa, Jean-Pierre Issartel

A fast reliable algorithm for point source localization: application to a new Kit Fox data set

H16-7
A. Mathieu, O. Saunier, D. Didier, I. Korsakissok, V. Winiarek, M. Bocquet

Source term assessment of the Fukushima nuclear accident: a sensitivity analysis

H16-7
Harizo Rajaona, Patrick Armand, François Septier, Yves Delignon, Christophe Olry, Jacques Moussafir

Estimating source term parameters through probabilistic Bayesian inference: An approach based on an adaptive multiple importance sampling algorithm

H16-7
Blagorodka Veleva, Elena Hristova, Emilia Nikolova,Maria Kolarova, Raliza Valcheva

Statistical evaluation of XRF elemental composition data - a step to source identification of PM10 pollution in Sofia

H16-8
Xiao Wei, Eric Dupont, Bertrand Carissimo, Eric Gilbert, Luc Musson-Genon

Experimental and numerical study of a near-field pollutants dispersion campaign in a stratified surface layer

H16-8
Cyril Bonan, Maxime Nibart, Patrick Armand, Armand Albergel, Christophe Olry

Coupling between PMSS and CONTAM: the indoor / outdoor contaminant transfer of a hazardous release

H16-8
S. Herring, J. England, B. Lingard, S. Parker

Combined outdoor-indoor dispersion modelling in urban areas

H16-8
Sebastian Haug, Walter Scheuermann, Eckart Laurien

Turbulent Lagrange particle trajectory model for changing atmospheric conditions

H16-8
Jean-Marc Lacome, Guillaume Leroy, Benjamin Truchot, Lauris Joubert, Xiao Wei, Eric Dupont, Eric Gilbert, Bertrand Carissimo

Large-eddy simulation of wind flows and comparisons with very-near field campaign data

H16-8
Susan Leadbetter, Matthew Hort, Andrew Jones, Helen Webster, Claire Witham

Modelling the Regional Deposition of Radionuclides from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant with NAME

H16-8
Arnaud Quérel, Yelva Roustan, Denis Quélo,Jean-Pierre Benoit

Hints to discriminate the choice of wet deposition models applied to an accidental radioactive release

H16-8
Hartmut Walter, Gerhard Heinrich

The decision support system LASAIR: New features for evaluating dirty bomb scenarios

H16-8
Patrick Armand, Christophe Duchenne,Emmanuel Bouquot

Atmospheric dispersion modelling and health impact assessment in the framework of a CBRN-E exercise in a complex urban configuration

H16-8
Luc Patryl, Emmanuel Lapebie, Sarah Hank, Patrick Armand

New capabilities of CERES® CBRN-E decision support tool in the fields of explosion modelling and source term estimation

H16-8
Yasmine Benamrane, Patrick Armand, Jean-Luc Wybo

The role of atmospheric dispersion modelling systems and expertise in crisis situationsa methodology to assess their support to crisis command center

H16-8
Christophe Duchenne, Patrick Armand, Adrien Napoly,Maya Milliez, Bertrand Carissimo

Comparison of simplified and full CFD modelling of accidental dispersion – application to the 2013 Michelstadt experimental trials

H16-8
Eva Berbekar, Frank Harms, Bernd Leitl

Wind-tunnel measurements of accidental gas releases in a simplified urban environment

H16-8
Manuel Adrián Perera Sánchez, Edna Elina Arencibia Gutiérrez

Air pollution analysis from the plant of hot asphalt “Abel Santamaria” in Coliseo, Provincia de Matanzas, Cuba

H16-8
Apostolos Papathanassiou, Spyros Andronopoulos, Athanasios Sfetsos, Nikolaos Gounaris, Andreas Ikonomopoulos

Computational simulations of hazardous substances’ dispersion in urban areas

H16-8
Frédéric Tognet, Marc Durif, Frédérik Meleux, Laurent Letinois, Emmanuelle Boulvert, Martine Ramel, Patrick Bodu, Augustin Colette, Bertrand Bessagnet, Laurence Rouil

From Paris to London, post accidental dispersion modelling of a single point source release: The Lubrizol case study

H16-8
Andrea Amicarelli, Giovanni Leuzzi, Paolo Monti

Modelling Pollutant Reactions Depending on Instantaneous Concentrations: a Direct Estimation of the Segregation Coefficient

H16-8
Trini Castelli S., Leitl B., Baumann-Stanzer K., Reisin T.G., Armand P., Barmpas F., Balczo M., Andronopoulos S., Jurcakova K., and all COST ES1006 Members

Updates on COST Action ES1006. Evaluation, improvement and guidance for the use of local-scale emergency prediction and response tools for airborne hazards in built environments

H16-8
Hana Chaloupecká, Klára Jurcáková, Zbynek Janour

Relation of puff and continuous dispersion within urban canopy

H16-8
Baumann-Stanzer K., Leitl B., Trini Castelli S., Milliez C.M., Berbekar E., Rakai A., Fuka V., Hellsten A., Petrov A., Efthimiou G., Andronopoulos S., Tinarelli G., Tavares R., Armand P., Gariazzo C., and all COST ES1006 Members

Evaluation of local-scale models for accidental releases in built environments - results of the"Michelstadt Exercise"in COST Action ES1006

H16-8
Tavares R., Baumann-Stanzer K., Leitl B., Trini Castelli S., and all COST ES1006 Members

ERMIDT - the emergency response models and computational tools inventory database developed in the frame of COST Action ES1006

H16-8
A. Petrov, J. Valente, K. Bauman-Stantzer, E. Batchvarova

Applicability of Gaussian dispersion models for accidental releases in urban environment – results of the “Michelstadt” test case in COST Action ES1006

H16-9
Andreas Skouloudis

Successes and prospects of regulatory emission reduction until 2010 with air quality models