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Leitl B.,University of Hamburg | Castelli S.T.,CNR Institute of atmospheric Sciences and Climate | Reisin T.,SOREQ NRC | Baumann-Stanzer K.,Environmental Meteorology Section | Barmpas P.,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
HARMO 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes | Year: 2011

Local-scale airborne hazard modelling is of special importance for the development and use of reliable and efficient emergency response management tools. Particularly in complex built environments, the simulation of transient transport phenomena and the predictions of hazard areas and threat levels are difficult. Numerous different model approaches are developed and currently in use and it is not clear what the advantages and disadvantages of different modelling strategies are. The paper illustrates issues in validating micro-scale dispersion models particularly with regard to local-scale emergency response modelling. The background of COST Action ES1006 focussing on evaluation, characterization and improvement of locals-scale airborne hazard modelling is introduced.

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