Title: The Flemish atmospheric dispersion model IFDM. Potential and limitations: point of view of typical users
Authors: P. Cornille
Addresses: SGS EcoCare Consultants N.V., Haven 407, B-2030 Antwerp, Belgium
Abstract: IFDM allows for a straightforward, accurate modelling of emissions in the atmosphere. The ambient concentrations can be calculated on a hourly or a daily base, while averages, percentiles, minima and maxima can be reported. The inherent flexibility allows modelling results to be presented for most typical applications in a suitable format. On top of the standard output features, additional graphical presentations can be achieved. IFDM|s modelling on flat terrain only, as well as its rather typical stability classification scheme, are not regarded as limitations for IFDM|s typical applications. The mandatory manual input, however, is complicating advanced use of IFDM.
Keywords: atmospheric dispersion models; modelling; air pollution; environmental pollution; Flemish IFDM.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.778 - 781
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