Atmospheric dispersion knowledge gaps and research priorities: Results from a recent survey of ADMLC members

Matthew Hort, Simon Gant, Justin Smith, Peter Bedwell, Stephanie Haywood, Shyn Tong, James Stewart-Evans, Thomas Finnie, Sara Casey, Kevin Delaney, Steven Herring, Ian Marnane, Alan McDonald, David Parkes, Simon Scott, Kilian Smith, Simon Streeter, Roger Timmis, Christopher Thomas, Harvey TuckerClaire Witham

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Abstract

The Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee (ADMLC) is a committee composed of dispersion modelling experts and practitioners primarily, but not exclusively, from various government agencies in the UK and Ireland. Its main aim is to review current issues and facilitate the exchange of knowledge in atmospheric dispersion modelling and related phenomena. In 2018, the ADMLC ran a short expert-elicitation exercise amongst its members to categorise the topics of interest to each member, to describe the maturity of these topics, and to identify knowledge gaps and outstanding issues. This article summarises the findings from that survey, with a focus on the knowledge gaps and their level of importance to the community represented by the ADMLC membership. The issues identified in the survey span a range of subjects, including: modelling improvements, validation, logistics, sensitivity and uncertainty, guidance and communication. The top four topics, which are currently of most interest to the Committee, are: 1.) deposition, 2.) modelling of source terms in an emergency, when there is limited information available, 3.) fire source terms and associated plume rise, and 4.) understanding meteorological uncertainties. The ADMLC will seek to prioritise research on these topics in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event19th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Harmo 2019 - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Harmo 2019
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityBruges
Period3/06/196/06/19

Keywords

  • ADMLC
  • Dispersion modelling
  • Knowledge gaps
  • Research priorities

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