Title: Development and evaluation of the ADMS building effects module

Authors: Alan Robins, Christine McHugh

Addresses: School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 5XH, UK. Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd, 3 King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ, UK

Abstract: The structure and algorithms which comprise the ADMS building effects module are summarised and their performance illustrated against ground-level concentration distributions for seven test cases. Overall, this reveals a mean bias up to a factor of 3, being on average a factor of 2 in the near-wake and 0.7 in the main-wake. Some issues that arose from the model development and application are then analysed. Finally, general limits on the performance of building effects models are discussed.

Keywords: ADMS; atmospheric dispersion; building effects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2001.000614

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2001 Vol.16 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.161-174

Published online: 07 Jul 2003 *

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