Dispersion modeling of air pollutants in the atmosphere: a review

Ádám Leelőssy, Ferenc Molnár, Ferenc Izsák, Ágnes Havasi, I. Lagzi, Róbert Mészáros

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Abstract

Modeling of dispersion of air pollutants in the atmosphere is one of the most important and challenging scientific problems. There are several natural and anthropogenic events where passive or chemically active compounds are emitted into the atmosphere. The effect of these chemical species can have serious impacts on our environment and human health. Modeling the dispersion of air pollutants can predict this effect. Therefore, development of various model strategies is a key element for the governmental and scientific communities. We provide here a brief review on the mathematical modeling of the dispersion of air pollutants in the atmosphere. We discuss the advantages and drawbacks of several model tools and strategies, namely Gaussian, Lagrangian, Eulerian and CFD models. We especially focus on several recent advances in this multidisciplinary research field, like parallel computing using graphical processing units, or adaptive mesh refinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-278
Number of pages22
JournalCentral European Journal of Geosciences
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • air pollution modeling
  • CFD; accidental release
  • Eulerian model
  • Lagrangian model
  • parallel computing

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Dispersion modeling of air pollutants in the atmosphere : a review. / Leelőssy, Ádám; Molnár, Ferenc; Izsák, Ferenc; Havasi, Ágnes; Lagzi, I.; Mészáros, Róbert.

In: Central European Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2014, p. 257-278.

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Leelőssy, Á, Molnár, F, Izsák, F, Havasi, Á, Lagzi, I & Mészáros, R 2014, 'Dispersion modeling of air pollutants in the atmosphere: a review', Central European Journal of Geosciences, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 257-278. https://doi.org/10.2478/s13533-012-0188-6
Leelőssy, Ádám ; Molnár, Ferenc ; Izsák, Ferenc ; Havasi, Ágnes ; Lagzi, I. ; Mészáros, Róbert. / Dispersion modeling of air pollutants in the atmosphere : a review. In: Central European Journal of Geosciences. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 257-278.
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