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This paper describes the state of the art in the development and application in Italy of the short-medium range atmospheric dispersion models, limiting the analysis to deterministic and to inert (or linear chemistry) pollutants models. A number of software packages capable of describing the concentration and dose field using analytical solutions of the advection diffusion equation exist and they have been used and compared with field data. Among these, brief descriptions of DIMULA (ENEA), APC-2 (ENEL), AMETISTA (ANPA), KAPPAG (CNR) and MRBT are given. A puff model (AVACTA) is also described that takes into account the spatial and temporal variability of average wind and turbulence for non-flat areas, since it was partly developed in Italy where it is extensively applied.

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Authors: CIRILLO M, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);GRAZIANI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd Workshop on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Vito, Mol (BE), November 21-24, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38777 ORA
Record Number: 199510042 / Last updated on: 1995-01-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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