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The 19th conference on "Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes" was held in Bruges, Belgium, in June 2019
The local organizers of the conference maintain the conference web site HERE

Clemens Mensink, Katrien Bultynck

Steering Committee

J.G. Bartzis, E. Batchvarova, C. Borrego, L. Bozó, B. Carissimo, D. Carruthers, S. Di Sabatino, M. Ketzel, F. Martin, C. Mensink, N. Moussiopoulos, H.R. Olesen, A. Skouloudis, P. Suppan, P. Thunis, S. Trini Castelli, S. Vidič

Scientific Committee

A. Albergel, J.G. Bartzis, E. Batchvarova, C. Borrego, L. Bozó, B. Carissimo, D. Carruthers, C. Cuvelier, S. Di Sabatino, Z. Ferenczi, D. Hertwig, S. Janssen, A. Jeričević, M. Ketzel, W. Lefebvre, B. Leitl, F. Martin, C. Mensink, P. Mestayer, N. Moussiopoulos, R. San José, A. Skouloudis, P. Suppan, D. Syrakov, D. J. Thomson, P. Thunis, S. Trini Castelli, S. Vidič


The following topics were covered during the conference:
  • H19-1 - Model Evaluation and Quality Assurance - Model Validation, Model Intercomparisons, Model Uncertainties and Model Sensitivities
  • H19-2 - Environmental Impact Assessment: Air Pollution Management and Decision Support Systems
  • H19-3 - Use of Modelling in Support of EU Air Quality Directives, Including FAIRMODE
  • H19-4 - Parametrization of Physical Processes and Mathematical Problems in Meteorology and Air Quality Modelling
  • H19-5 - Urban Scale and Street Canyon Modelling: Meteorology, Air Quality and Passive Control Systems
  • H19-6 - Use of Modelling in Health and Exposure Assessments
  • H19-7 - Inverse Dispersion Modelling and Source Identification
  • H19-8 - Modelling Air Dispersion and Exposure to Accidental Releases
  • H19-9 - 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
  • H19-10 - Special Session: Reducing uncertainties in emergency modelling and decision-making, including the CONFIDENCE project
  • H19-11 - Special Session: Model evaluation and comparison: Jack Rabbit II case study

Proceedings and presentations

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Dietmar Oettl, Enrico Ferrero, Hanns Moshammer, Lisbeth Weitensfelder, Michael Kropsch, Michael Mandl

Recent developments in odour modelling and assessment in Styria and Salzburg, Austria

Olivier DUCLAUX, Valentin RAFFORT, Pierre Yves FOUCHER, Yelva ROUSTAN, Alexandre ARMENGAUD, Henri WORTHAM, Catherine JUERY

Use of Polyphemus Plume in Grid model to reproduce the full chemistry and physics of Particulate matter in industrial plumes. Applications and validation for Refinery during the TEMMAS project “Teledetection, Measure, Modeling of Atmospheric pollutants on industrial Sites”

Boštjan Grašic, Luc Patryl, Primož Mlakar, Marija Zlata Božnar, Juš Kocijan

Quality of weather forecast for modelling air pollution dispersion for nuclear emergency

Duchenne, Armand, Trini Castelli, Tinarelli, Nibart

Validation of the PMSS modelling system in urban environments and applicability in case of an emergency

W. Lefebvre, H. Hooyberghs, S. de Craemer, S. Janssen, F. Fierens, E. Trimpeneers, F. Meysman

Validation of the ATMO-Street model with the CurieuzeNeuzen campaign data


Detection of CO2 source areas using two Lagrangian particle dispersion models, at regional scale and long range.

Chi Vuong NGUYEN, Lionel SOULHAC, Perrine CHARVOLIN, Cyril JOLY, Olivier SANCHEZ

Application and intercomparison of three data assimilation methods for air quality evaluation on the Île-de-France area

Annalisa di Bernardino Agnese Pini Fabio Nardecchia Paolo Monti Giovanni Leuzzi Armando Pelliccioni

Evaluation of ANSYS-Fluent model against field data in the framework of the VIEPI project

Damián E. Bikiel, Andrea L. Pineda Rojas

Using a box-GRS model to study the role of input parameters on estimated peak ozone hourly concentrations

Rafael Borge, Qinyi Li, Golam Sarwar, David de la Paz, Carlos A. Cuevas, Alfonso Saiz-Lopez

Impact of halogen chemistry on ground-level ozone levels in Europe

Andrea L. Pineda Rojas, Rafael Borge

Statistical evaluation of the Urban Atmospheric Dispersion Model DAUMOD-GRS to estimate NO2 concentrations using new available data from Buenos Aires

George Bieberbach, Paul E. Bieringer, Michael Sohn, Harm Jonker, Aaron Pina, and David Lorenzetti

Assessing Operational Urban and Indoor Contaminant Dispersion Modeling Capabilities with a GPU-LES Synthetic Dispersion Environment System

U. Uhrner, R. Forkel, J. Werhahn and R. Reifeltshammer

Development and Application of a Multi-scale Flow Field Analysis System for Complex Terrain

Helmut Lorentz, Ulf Janicke, Hermann Jakobs, Wolfram Schmidt, Pia Hellebrandt, Matthias Ketzel

Ultrafine particle dispersion modelling at and around Frankfurt airport (FRA), Germany

Agnese Pini Ilaria Musa Annalisa Di Bernardino Fabio Nardecchia Paolo Monti Giovanni Leuzzi Armando Pelliccioni Monica Gherardi Giorgio Cattani Mariacarmela Cusano Alessandro Di Menno di Bucchianico Alessandra Gaeta Raffaella Gaddi Gianluca Leone

Analysis of the exchange of pollutant and momentum between outdoor and indoor environments. The case of a classroom in the framework of the VIEPI project.

Dorottya Jakab, Tamás Pázmándi, Csilla Rudas, Péter Zagyvai

Input values for model validation of dry and wet deposition models based on the environmental measurements after the Ru-106 release in the fall of 2017

Robert Hanfland, Margit Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Christopher Strobl

Sensitivity study on Atmospheric Radionuclide Transport Model (ARTM)

Joscha Pültz, Sabine Banzhaf, Martijn Schaap, Markus Thürkow

Source attribution of PM for Berlin using LOTOS-EUROS

Sam De Craemer, Jordy Vercauteren, Frans Fierens, Wouter Lefebvre, Hans Hooyberghs, Filip Meysman

CurieuzeNeuzen: obtaining a large validation dataset with the help of citizens

Jenny Stocker, Catheryn Price, Kate Johnson, Julija Doktorova, Janis Rubinis, Rohan Patel, Martin Seaton and David Carruthers

A study of odour metrics and models using a comprehensive measurement campaign dataset

Emilia Georgieva, Dimiter Syrakov, Elena Hristova, Maria Prodanova, Ilian Gospodinov

Comparison of EMEP and WRF_CMAQ modelling results for deposition estimates in Bulgaria for 2016 and 2017

Elena Hristova, Emilia Georgieva, Blagorodka Veleva, Dimiter Syrakov, Maria Prodanova

CMAQ performance for precipitation chemical composition in urban and mountain sites in Bulgaria

Zita Ferenczi, Emese Homolya and László Bozó

Evaluation of the performance of CHIMERE chemical transport model in fog situations over Hungary

Pirmin Kaufmann, Stefan Rüdisühli

Dispersion model uncertainty simulation using a limited area ensemble model

Stijn Vranckx, Hans Hooyberghs, Marlies Vanhulsel, Lisa Blyth, Nele Smeets, Nele Veldeman, Bino Maiheu, Wouter Lefebvre, Stijn Janssen, Ewa Bielas, Wlodzimierz Zaleski

A platform to manage air quality in Krakow, Poland, with the use of high-resolution modelling tools – Application and validation of ATMO-Plan

Sebnem Aksoyoglu, Jianhui Jiang, Emmanouil Oikonomakis, André S.H. Prévôt

Sensitivity of ammonia and particulate nitrate in Europe to dry deposition parameterization

Jheyson MEJIA ESTRADA, Ludovic DONNAT, Olivier DUCLAUX, Guillevic LAMAISON, Lionel SOULHAC

Review and intercomparisons of parameterizations and boundary conditions for RANS and LES CFD simulations of atmospheric flow and dispersion

Marzio Invernizzi, Selena Sironi, Gianni Tinarelli, Laura Capelli

Sensitivity of SPRAY and CALPUFF models to source characteristics when simulating dispersion from fires

Yves Verlinden, Chris Hazell-Marshall, Calum Phillips

Practical Harmonisation of Dispersion Modelling in the Real World

Jibran Khan, Matthias Ketzel, Maria Bech Poulsen, Rikke Dalgaard Hansen, Clive Sabel, Ole Hertel

Estimation of exposure to air pollution in Denmark: A step towards activity-based dynamic exposure assessment framework

Olivier OLDRINI, Sylvie PERDRIEL, Patrick ARMAND and Christophe DUCHENNE

Innovative Web visualization of very large calculations

Vera Rodrigues, Carlos Faria, Ana Patricia Fernandes, Silvia Coelho, Sandra Rafael, Kevin Oliveira, Joana Ferreira, Carlos Borrego, Olga Ivanova, Trond Husby, Iason Diafas Per Nielsen, Angreine Kewo, Carlo Trozzi, Enzo Piscitello, Kris Vanherle, Svein Knudsen, Jo Barnes, Stephan Slingerland, Enda Hayes, Hans Bolscher and Myriam Lopes

H2020 ClairCity project: Assessment of air quality impacts for Bristol City Council

Nele Veldeman, Inge Uljee, Stijn Vranckx, Lisa Blyth, Stijn Janssen, Jana Krajcovicova, Dusan Stefanik, Ondrej Vlcek, Katerina Honzáková, and Piotr Lyczko

Harmonizing residential emissions across borders to tackle the air quality problem in the hotspot region of Southern Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Cyrill von Arx

JRODOS for nuclear emergencies: Implementation and connection to the emergency organisation work flow in Switzerland

Jonilda Kushta, G. K. Georgiou, T. Christoudias, Y. Proestos

Supporting the EU air quality directive over Cyprus through modelling and the FAIRMODE benchmarking methodology

Neunhäuserer, Lina, Diegmann, Volker, Breitenbach, Yvonne, Pfäfflin, Florian, Nordmann, Stephan

Improvement of the predictive quality of CAMS forecasts for ozone and PM10

Marko Kaasik, Marek Maasikmets, Raido Kiss, Mihkel Pindus, Kuno Kasak, Kaido Soosaar

Urban benso(a)pyrene concentrations in air: a modelling study and validation

Jianhui Jiang, Sebnem Aksoyoglu, André S. H. Prévôt

Changes of air quality due to the revised Gothenburg protocol: Improvement and challenge remain

S. Janssen, W. Lefebvre, H. Hooyberghs, N. Veldeman, M. Vanhulsel, P. Viaene, F. Deutsch, B. Maiheu and C. Mensink

When a judge convicts you to model 2030 air quality maps up to street canyon level

Jacek W. Kaminski, Joanna Struzewska, Grzegorz Jeleniewicz, Paulina Jagiello, Pawel Durka, Aneta Gienibor, Marcin Kawka

Impact of the NEC Directive on Air Quality in Poland

Joanna Struzewska, Pawel Durka, Jacek W. Kaminski, Grzegorz Jeleniewicz, Aleksander Norowski

Air Quality in Malopolska region and Krakow – contribution to FAIRMODE Pilot Region activity

Cécile L. Defforge, Bertrand Carissimo, Marc Bocquet, Raphaël Bresson, and Patrick Armand

Improving atmospheric simulations at local scale with the iterative ensemble Kalman smoother

Enrico Ferrero, Federica Ive, Luca Mortarini, Pietro Salizzoni, Massimiliano Manfrin, Andrea Bisignano

Physical model of buoyant plume development

Maria Grazia Badas, Luca Salvadori, Michela Garau, Annalisa Di Bernardino, Agnese Pini, Giorgio Querzoli, Simone Ferrari

Similar urbanistic typologies and morpho-metric parametrization: analysis of a possible architecture-based classification.

Andrea Bisignano, Silvia Trini Castelli, Tony Landi and Piero Malguzzi

Evaluation of turbulence parametrization for Lagrangian dispersion models

Isabel Ribeiro, Marcus Falls, Andrea Zonato, Gara Villalba, Alberto Martilli

High resolved WRF-BEP/BEM simulation over Barcelona urban area with Local Climate Zones

Annalisa Di Bernardino Paolo Monti Giovanni Leuzzi Fabio Sammartino Giorgio Querzoli

Turbulent Schmidt number estimate over urban canopies

Paul E. Bieringer, Michael Sohn, Harmen Jonker, Aaron Pina, David Lorenzetti, George Bieberbach

An Evaluation of the Joint Outdoor-indoor Urban Large Eddy Simulation (JOULES) Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (AT&D) Modeling System

Vera Rodrigues, Bruno Vicente, Sandra Sorte, Sandra Rafael, Ana Isabel Miranda and Carlos Borrego

Numerical and physical modelling to assess pedestrian wind comfort: The case study of an open space Auditorium in Portugal

Giorgio Veratti, Sara Fabbi, Alessandro Bigi, Aurelia Lupascu, Gianni Tinarelli, Sergio Teggi, Giuseppe Brusasca, Tim M. Butler, Grazia Ghermandi

A multiscale modelling approach for evaluation of urban air quality in Modena (Italy)

A. Pelliccioni, L. Tofful, M. Catrambone, F. Marcovecchio, P. Monti, G. Leuzzi, A. Di Bernardino, A. Pini, G. Cattani, M. Cusano, A. Di Menno di Bucchianico, A. Gaeta, R. Gaddi, G. Leone, A. De Santis, M. Gherardi, A. Gordiani, N. L’Episcopo, R. Ferrante, F. Boccuni, F. Tombolini, C. Conte, C. D’Ovidio, P. Capone, L. Boccacci, M. Cacciani, S. Canepari, C. Perrino

The Integrated Evaluation of Indoor Particulate Exposure (VIEPI) project: main goals and campaign descriptions

Armando Pelliccioni, Carmela Conte, Angelo Viola

Evaluation of Vertical profiles of Turbulence Kinetic Energy and Mean Kinetic Energy in an urban site.

Armando Pelliccioni, Fabio Boccuni, Francesca Tombolini, Riccardo Ferrante, Carmela Conte, Andrea Gordiani, Nancy L’Episcopo, Monica Gherardi

Measurements of vertical gradient of airborne ultrafine particles inside and outside an urban canyon

EC Chan, TM Butler, and JM Lien

Large-eddy simulation of roadside dispersion and chemical transformation of nitrogen oxides in an urban environment

JL Santiago, R. Buccolieri, E. Rivas, B. Sanchez, A. Martilli, R. Alonso, F. Martín

On the influence of trees on ventilation of a real street in Pamplona (Spain)

Vladimír Fuka, Štepán Nosek, Zuzana Kluková

Ventilation of street canyons with various complexity of geometry

Bigi Alessandro, Veratti Giorgio, Fabbi Sara, Po Laura, Ghermandi Grazia

Forecast of the impact by local emissions at an urban micro scale by the combination of lagrangian modelling and low cost sensing technology: the TRAFAIR project

Fabbi Sara, Veratti Giorgio, Asaro Salvatore, Bigi Alessandro, Teggi Sergio

Estimate of secondary NO2 levels at an urban traffic site by microscale simulation of traffic emissions

Jonilda Kushta, Jos Lelieveld

Mortality estimates over Europe: Uncertainties from modelling, emissions and aerosol sources

C. Silibello, G. Calori, S. Finardi, P. Radice, F. Uboldi, M. Stafoggia, C. Gariazzo, G. Viegi

Three years simulation of meteorological parameters and airborne pollutants over Italy for exposure assessment of population

Pfäfflin, Florian, Diegmann, Volker, Neunhäuserer, Lina

Improving large-scale NO2 exposure assessment by integrating air quality data for street canyons

J.L. Santiago, R. Borge, B. Sanchez, C. Quaassdorff, D. de la Paz, A. Martilli, E. Rivas, F. Martín

Modelling pedestrian exposure in an urban hot-spot combining results from a computational fluid dynamic model and pedestrian microsimulations

HAM Sterk, FJ Sauter, RJ Wichink Kruit, WAJ van Pul

The OPS plume and trajectory model and its applications

Septier, Duchenne, Armand

Application of the Bayesian approach and inverse dispersion modelling to Source Term Estimates in built-up environments

Ralf Wolke, Roland Schrödner, Matthias Faust

Identification of odour sources in the Ore Mountains by COSMO-MUSCAT simulations

Marija Zlata Božnar, Primož Mlakar, Boštjan Grašic

Use of relative doses for estimation of the air pollution event consequences following a release into the atmosphere from a nuclear plant or SEVESO accident

Armand, Duchenne

A multi-scale modelling system operable in case of an emergency – Application to a fictitious attack against a critical infrastructure

Sarah Millington, Mat Richardson, Lois Huggett, Lorenzo Milazzo, Keith Mortimer, Carol Attwood, Chris Thomas, Dayle Edwards and Darren Cunnings

Joint Agency Modelling – a process to deliver emergency response national guidance for a radiological atmospheric release

Matthew Hort, Justin Smith, Peter Bedwell, James Stewart-Evans, Thomas Finnie, Simon Gant, Harvey Tucker, And Others

Atmospheric dispersion knowledge gaps and research priorities: results from a recent survey of ADMLC members

Pontus von Schoenberg, Peter Tunved, Radovan Krejci and Niklas Brännström,

Aerosol dynamics and dispersion of radioactive particles

M. Ángeles González, Raúl Arasa, Ignasi Porras, Albert Janés, Pedro Díaz, Adela Carnicer

Modelling the Hanford Site radiological scape episode and evaluation with field measurements.


Development of a new operational urban Lagrangian dispersion model for emergency response

Irène Korsakissok, Spyros Andronopoulos, Poul Astrup, Peter Bedwell, Karine Chevalier-Jabet, Hans De Vries, Gertie Geertsema, Florian Gering, Thomas Hamburger, Heiko Klein, Susan Leadbetter, Anne Mathieu, Tamas Pazmandi, Raphaël Périllat, Csilla Rudas, Andrey Sogachev, Peter Szanto, Jasper Tomas, Chris Twenhöfel, Joseph Wellings

Comparison of ensembles of atmospheric dispersion simulations: lessons learnt from the SS1 project about uncertainty quantification

Susan Leadbetter

Use of Radar-Derived Rainfall Estimates to Model the Deposition of Radionuclides

Stephanie Haywood, Simon French, Peter Bedwell

Visualising the spread of assessment results deriving from uncertainty in source term and dispersion modelling, for input to early health protection decisions

Csilla Rudas, Tamás Pázmándi, Péter Szántó, Mihály Szucs, Balázs Szintai

The application of meteorological ensembles in the SINAC decision support system

Simon Gant, Graham Tickle, Adrian Kelsey and Harvey Tucker

DRIFT dispersion model predictions for the Jack Rabbit II model inter-comparison exercise

Bertrand.Carissimo, Steve Hanna, Silvia Trini Castelli, Michael Pirhalla, Steven Perry, David Heist, Joseph Chang

JRII Special sonic anemometer study: A first comparison of building wakes measurements with simple and high resolution numerical modelling