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    Air Quality Control Company (AQCC) 
    Founded in 1993 by the Municipality of Tehran, Iran, the primary role of AQCC is providing research, consultation, planning and implementation of services regarding air and noise pollution in Tehran.
    http://www.aqcc.org/index.htm
    AQM Resource Centre 
    The Air Quality Management (AQM) Resource Centre is maintained at the University of the West of England in Bristol, England. It provides much useful information, including brief descriptions of many British and USA air dispersion models.
    http://www.uwe.ac.uk/aqm/centre/model.html
    Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Liaison Committee 
    A United Kingdom committee of members from government departments and agencies, nuclear industries and research organizations. The committee's purpose is to review current understanding of atmospheric dispersion and to identify suitable models for us
    http://www.nrpb.org.uk/projects/admlc/admlc.htm
    Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Resources 
    A report published in 1995, "Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Resources", can be downloaded from this site. It includes descriptions, contact people, and other details about 94 dispersion models. The report was developed by the: Subcommittee
    http://www.scapa.bnl.gov/
    Atmospheric Pollution Dispersion Modeling 
    Publicizes the book "Fundamentals Of Stack Gas Dispersion" ... a comprehensive single-source reference book on dispersion modeling of continuous, buoyant pollution plumes. Includes published peer reviews, complete Table of Contents, and in
    http://www.air-dispersion.com
    Atmospheric Research and Information Centre (ARIC) 
    Based at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, ARIC is a research center for study of atmospheric pollution issues caused by industrial, power generation, and transportation sources. ARIC focuses on the basic elements of the s
    http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/index.html
    Calculating Accidental Release Flow Rates from Pressurized Gas Systems 
    This online technical article presents and explains two published source-term models for calculating the time-dependent decrease in pressure, temperature and weight of gas in a pressurized gas system or vessel during an accidental release. The same w
    http://www.air-dispersion.com/feature2.html
    Certified Consulting Meteorologists 
    Provides directories by state and by speciality of the Certified Consulting Meteorologist members of the American Meteorological Society, many of whom specialize in air pollution dispersion modeling analyses and studies.
    http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS/memb/ccm/ccmhmfrm.html
    CSIRO's Atmospheric Pollution Program 
    The program is part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. Within the program, a Pollution Dispersion team: studies the Lagrangian theory of turbulent dispersion; conducts laboratory and field studie
    http://www.dar.csiro.au/res/aq/default.htm
    Dispersion Modeling Conversions and Formulas 
    This online technical article provides a number of useful unit conversions and formulas pertaining to air dispersion modeling. The same website includes four more online technical articles.
    http://www.air-dispersion.com/formulas.html
    Dispersion Modeling Feature Articles 
    This section of the Environmental-Expert.com site has a searchable index of feature articles concerning air pollution, including feature articles on dispersion modeling.
    http://www.environmental-expert.com/article-index.htm
    Dispersion Modeling Research at Madrid's Polytechnical University 
    Describes the dispersion modeling research programs of the Environmental Software and Modeling Group in the Computer Science School at the Polytechnical University in Madrid, Spain. Of interest is the IMW program which is a Visual Basic model based
    http://artico.lma.fi.upm.es/research.html
    Environmental Science and Technology Alliance Canada (ESTAC) 
    A Canadian alliance of industry, universities and government committed to sponsoring research and development, including the study of the AERMOD, ISCPRIME and ONTARIO REGULATION 346 air dispersion models on various types of air pollutant emission sou
    http://www.estac.ca/researchareas.htm
    Error Propagation in Air Dispersion Modeling 
    This online technical article provides a sensitivity study of the Gaussian dispersion modeling of continuous, buoyant pollution plumes which illustrates how seemingly minor changes in some of the key variables can result in a propagated over-predicti
    http://www.air-dispersion.com/feature.html
    ETC-AQ Model Documentation System 
    The European Topic Center on Air Quality (ETC-AQ) has developed a consistent system for describing air dispersion models, which now encompasses over 90 European models. The ECT-AQ is led by the National Institute of Health and Environment (RIVM) in t
    http://www.etcaq.rivm.nl/databases/mds.html
    European Environmental Agency: List of Air Dispersion Models 
    An extensive list of European air dispersion models contained in an appendix of a report published by the European Environmental Agency headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
    http://reports.eea.eu.int/92-9167-028-6/en/page008.html
    European Environmental Agency: Urban Air Dispersion Models 
    A discussion of the algorithms used in urban air dispersion models such as: area source and elevated point source models; street canyon and highway sub-models; plume rise; converting one averaging time to another ... all contained in an annex of a re
    http://reports.eea.eu.int/TEC11a/en/page014.html
    Finnish Meteorological Institute 
    The activities of the Air Quality Research department at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) include atmospheric dispersion modeling for: urban air quality, regional and long-range transport, and accidents involving hazardous materials.
    http://www.fmi.fi/research_air/air.html
    Literature References on Lagrangian Air Dispersion Modeling 
    A comprehensive list of literature references on Lagrangian air dispersion modeling, compiled by Dr. Marek Uliasz.
    http://www.frii.com/~uliasz/modeling/ref/lpd_bib.htm
    Literature References on Mesoscale Meteorology 
    A comprehensive list of literature references on mesoscale meteorology compiled by Dr. Ming Xue, many of which relate to various aspects of air dispersion modeling.
    http://twister.ou.edu/References.all.html
    Logic Diagram For Using Briggs' Plume Rise Equations 
    This online technical article chronicles the evolution of Briggs' plume rise equations and provides a logic diagram for using the Briggs equations to calculate the plume rise of bent-over buoyant plumes. The same website has four more online technica
    http://www.air-dispersion.com/briggs.html
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Air Quality Team 
    The team is part of the Technology & Safety Assessment (TSA-4) Division of the LANL. The air quality team works with meteorological, air chemistry, plume dispersion, computational fluid dynamics, and emissions models. The site includes model desc
    http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/d/d4/aquality/airquality.html
    Multiplan R&F 
    Based in the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and with an office in Rueil-Malmaison,France, this firm's services include health, safety and environmental (HSE)training courses either online or onsite. Courses are available in air dispersion modeling,
    http://www.multiplan.co.ae/pr01.htm
    National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center 
    Located at the University of California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (NARAC) is a national emergency response service for real-time assessment of incidents involving accidental
    http://narac.llnl.gov
    NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) 
    Within the U.S.'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the ARL conducts research on the transport, dispersion, transformation, and removal of atmospheric pollutants ... leading to the development of air quality and dispersion model
    http://www.arl.noaa.gov
    Old Dominion University and the ISC3 Dispersion Models 
    Describes a graphical user interface (GUI), developed by the Civil Engineering Department of the Old Dominion University, for using the U.S. EPA's ISC3 models in the Microsoft Windows environment. Presents an excellent discussion of the ISC3 models
    http://www.cee.odu.edu/air/isc3/odu_isc3.html
    Omni - Air Pollution Modeling In Practice 
    Omni is a demonstrator site for disseminating modeled and monitored air pollution data in an accessable form. Details of methodology are included. The data covers the London, England area.
    http://www.seiph.umds.ac.uk/omni.htm
    Pollution Meteorology and Dispersion 
    Publicizes the book "Air Pollution Meteorology and Dispersion" ... a review of the basic theories, models, experiments, and observations of pollutant dispersal in the atmosphere.
    http://www.oup-usa.org/docs/0195073983.html
    Review and Assessment: Selection and Use of Dispersion Models 
    Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) guidance document published by the United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
    http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/airquality/laqm/tg300/index.htm
    Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark 
    The Atmospheric Transport & Exchange section of the Risoe laboratory performs research into boundary-layer meteorology and atmospheric turbulence, and into environmental problems related to the transport of airborne pollutants. Typical research t
    http://www.risoe.dk/vea-atu
    SCRAM Public Forum 
    The U.S. EPA's SCRAM website public discussion forum (moderated) for all aspects of the EPA's various air pollution dispersion models.
    http://yosemite1.epa.gov/oar/Forums.nsf/Forum/SCRAMByTopic?OpenView&CollapseView
    Source Terms for Accidental Releases 
    This online technical article provides the source term equations (and explains how to use them) for calculating the flow rates from a number of different types of accidental gaseous releases. The same website has four other online technical articles
    http://www.air-dispersion.com/source.html
    Stadt Klima (Urban Climate) 
    Site maintained by the "Internet Journal of Urban Climate" based in Germany. Provides a list of over 30 air dispersion models (and other related models) used in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Also includes description of each model and h
    http://www.stadtklima.de/webklima/EN/E_1tools.htm
    The Aerospace Corporation 
    The Environmental Systems division of the Aerospace Corporation has developed a model validation program (MVP) for improving the toxic hazard dispersion models used at space vehicle launch sites (Cape Canaveral in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Ba
    http://www.aero.org/envsys/MVP.html
    The CAPARS System 
    The Computer-Assisted Protective Action Recommendation System (CAPARS) is an integrated model for predicting the path and impacts of an atmospheric release of hazardous materials. It is used by a Regional Atmospheric Response Center (RARC) in Denver
    http://www.rarc.org/Overview/CAPARSSummary.HTML
    The CHARM Research Program 
    The George Mason University in Virginia has a research program called CHARM (Coordinated Hazardous Atmospheric Release Modeling). The focus of the program, funded by the U.S. Defense Department, is on atmospheric transport and dispersion of releases
    http://squall.science.gmu.edu/charm/
    The GAIA Air Dispersion Model Database 
    A database of 27 different air dispersion models. Each model entry includes: a description, where to obtain the software, the original authors, and literature references pertaining to the model. Sponsored by a consortium of 10 countries in Europe, Af
    http://www.ess.co.at/GAIA/models/aria.htm
    The Laboratory for Atmospheric Research 
    Located at the Washington State University (in Pullman, Washington, USA), the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) investigates the fundamental nature of pollutant transport and dispersion through a combination of halogenated tracer field progra
    http://www.ce.wsu.edu/LAR/LARresearch/PTD/PTD.htm
    The Nuclear Accident Model (NAME) 
    Developed by the United Kingdom's Meteorological Office, the NAME model is part of the contingency plans in the event of accidental releases of radioactivity into the atmosphere: to provide early warning for the guidance of emergency services; and to
    http://www.meto.govt.uk/environment/name.html
    U.S. EPA's Air Quality Modeling Group 
    The Group is responsible for leadership on the full range of the EPA's air dispersion models. It also serves as the focal point on modeling techniques for other EPA headquarters staff, Regional Offices, and State and local agencies. The names, email
    http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/organization/emad/aqmg.html
    U.S. EPA's Support Center for Regulatory Air Models 
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses this site to provide information on the many dispersion models supporting regulatory programs required by U.S. law. All of the EPA's dispersion models and their Users' Manuals can be downloaded cost-free
    http://www.epa.gov/ttn/scram/
    UCR Air Quality Modeling Group 
    The mechanical engineering department of the University of California at Riverside (UCR) has an air quality modeling group performing research in the development and application of small-scale dispersion models, as well as the development of simplifi
    http://www.engr.ucr.edu/mechanical/
    Workbook on Atmospheric Dispersion Estimates 
    The revised second edition of D. Bruce Turner's book provides an understanding of dispersion modeling as currently practiced. The book and accompanying diskette explain: how to determine the impact of air pollution sources; the effects of wind, tur
    http://www.crcpress.com/us/product.asp?sku=L1023&dept%5Fid=1