Title: Regulatory dispersion modelling in Finland

Authors: J. Kukkonen, J. Harkonen, E. Valkonen, A. Karppinen, E. Rantakrans

Addresses: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research, Sahaajankatu 20 E, FIN-00810 Helsinki, Finland. ' Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research, Sahaajankatu 20 E, FIN-00810 Helsinki, Finland. ' Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research, Sahaajankatu 20 E, FIN-00810 Helsinki, Finland. ' Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research, Sahaajankatu 20 E, FIN-00810 Helsinki, Finland. ' Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research, Sahaajankatu 20 E, FIN-00810 Helsinki, Finland

Abstract: We present a review of regulatory atmospheric dispersion models and their application to environmental impact assessment (EIA) in Finland. The following regulatory models are available: the urban dispersion modeling system, models for dispersion of vehicular pollution, the air pollution information system, and the dispersion model for odorous compounds. All of these models are connected to a meteorological pre-processing model, based on atmospheric boundary-layer scaling. We will also discuss the application of these models in EIA, and the research needs for model development in general.

Keywords: car pollution; Finland; odorous compounds; atmospheric dispersion models; air pollution; vehicle emissions; environmental pollution; Finland; environmental impact assessment; EIA; meteorological pre-processors; boundary layer scaling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1997.028231

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.8 No.3/4/5/6, pp.782 - 788

Available online: 15 Sep 2009 *

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