Title: Revision of the Netherlands National Model for short range dispersion of air pollutants

Authors: J. Van Ham, N.J. Duijm, J.J. Erbrink, J.A Van Jaarsveld, M.P.J. Pulles, E. Schols, G. Verver

Addresses: TNO Institute of Environmental Sciences, Energy Research and Process Innovation, P.O. Box 6013, 2600 JA Delft, The Netherlands. ' Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark. ' KEMA, Environmental Dept. KES, P.O. Box 9035, 6800 ET Arnhem, The Netherlands. ' National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, the Netherlands. ' TNO Institute of Environmental Sciences, Energy Research and Process Innovation, P.O. Box 342, 5700 AH Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ' Dutch State Mines, Research Dept. P.O. Box 18, 6160 MD Geleen, The Netherlands. ' Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 201, 3730 AE De Bilt, The Netherlands

Abstract: The Dutch National Model was revised during 1995 and 1996 in a task group consisting of representatives of the relevant institutes and universities in the Netherlands. The advanced model |STACKS| was chosen as the model of departure. From an evaluation some modifications were agreed, in particular for the surface layer and the treatment of directional wind shear in the model. The resulting Reference Model will serve as a calibration standard for a simplified version meant for regulatory purposes.

Keywords: The Netherlands; Dutch National Model; atmospheric dispersion models; modelling; air pollution; environmental pollution; surface layer; directional wind shear.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1997.028229

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.771 - 777

Available online: 15 Sep 2009 *

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