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The 21st conference on "Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes" was held in Aveiro, Portugal, in September 2022
The local organizers of the conference maintain the conference web site HERE

Ana Isabel Miranda (chair), Alexandra Monteiro, Joana Ferreira, Bruno Augusto, Carla Gama, Vera Rodrigues

Steering Committee

J. Bartzis, E. Batchvarova, C. Borrego, L. Bozó, B. Carissimo, D. Carruthers, S. Di Sabatino, M. Ketzel, F. Martin, C. Mensink, N. Moussiopoulos, H. Olesen, P. Suppan, P. Thunis, S. Trini Castelli

Scientific Committee

Dr. A. Albergel, Dr. P. Armand, Prof. J. Bartzis, Prof. E. Batchvarova, Prof. C. Borrego, Prof. L. Bozó, Dr. B. Carissimo, Dr. D. Carruthers, Dr. C. Cuvelier, Prof. S. Di Sabatino, Dr. Z. Ferenczi, Dr. C. Gama, Dr. D. Hertwig, Dr. A. Jeričević, Prof. M. Kaasik, Prof. M. Ketzel, Prof. B. Leitl, Dr. F. Martin, Prof. C. Mensink, Prof. A.I. Miranda, Prof. N. Moussiopoulos, Dr. V. Rodrigues, Prof. R. San Jose, Dr. P. Suppan, Prof. D. Syrakov, Dr. D. Thomson, Dr. P. Thunis, Dr. S. Trini Castelli


The following topics were covered during the conference:
  • H21-1 - Model evaluation and quality assurance – model validation, model intercomparisons, model uncertainties and model sensitivities
  • H21-2 - Environmental impact assessment: Air pollution management and decision support systems
  • H21-3 - Use of modelling in support of EU air quality directives, including FAIRMODE activities
  • H21-4 - Parametrization of physical processes and mathematical problems in meteorology and air quality modelling
  • H21-5 - Urban scale and street canyon modelling: meteorology, air quality and passive control systems
  • H21-6 - Use of modelling in health and exposure assessments
  • H21-7 - Inverse dispersion modelling and source identification
  • H21-8 - Modelling air dispersion and exposure to accidental releases
  • H21-9 - Highlights of past work (session devoted to reviews and to prominent scientists and ‘golden papers’ of the past, which have still relevance and should not be forgotten)
  • H21-SS1 - Modelling odour dispersion and exposure
  • H21-SS2 - Natural-Based Solution

Proceedings and presentations

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Zita Ferenczi, Emese Homolya, Krisztina Lázár, Anita Tóth

Effect of the uncertainty in meteorology on air quality model predictions

Maéva Caillat, Valentin Pibernus, Sylvain Girard, Patrick Armand, Christophe Duchenne

Innovative probabilistic modelling of risk zones in the event of accidental atmospheric releases

Bertrand Bessagnet, Kees Cuvelier, Alexander de Meij, Alexandra Monteiro, Enrico Pisoni, Philippe Thunis, Angelos Violaris, Jonilda Kushta, Bruce R. Denby, Qing Mu, Eivind G. Wærsted, Marta García Vivanco, Mark R. Theobald, Victoria Gil, Ranjeet S Sokhi, Kester Momoh, Ummugulsum Alyuz, Rajasree VPM, Saurabh Kumar, Elissavet Bossioli, Georgia Methymaki, Darijo Brzoja, Velimir Milić, Arineh Cholakian, Romain Pennel, Sylvain Mailler, Laurent Menut, Gino Briganti, Mihaela Mircea, Claudia Flandorfer, Kathrin Baumann-Stanzer, Virginie Hutsemékers, Elke Trimpeneers

Assessment of model responses’ sensitivity to emission changes in support of local emission reduction strategies: The FAIRMODE CT9 platform

Jens Peter K.W. Frankemölle, Johan Camps, Pieter De Meuter, Johan Meyers

Near-range Gaussian plume modelling for gamma dose rate reconstruction

Dušan Štefánik, Jana Krajčovičová, Juraj Beňo, Katarína Belohorcová

Assessment of the impact of the residential heating emissions on concentrations by local and regional air-quality models

Dietmar Oettl, Raphael Reifeltshammer

Recent developments in high-resolution wind field modelling in complex terrain for dispersion simulations using GRAMM-SCI.

David Carruthers, Jenny Stocker, Amy Stidworthy, Christina Hood, Rose Jackson, Molly Oades, Stephen Smith, Daniel Connolly, Shyn Tong, Alison Davies, Sean Beevers, Nutthida Kitwiroon, Nosha Assareh, Paul Agnew, Vivien Bright, John Stedman, Beth Conlan, Massimo Vieno, Stefan Reis

DEFRA 2021 air quality model inter-comparison exercise

Adrienn Varga-Balogh , Ádám Leelőssy, Róbert Mészáros

PM2.5 Predictions for Urban Monitoring Sites in Budapest Using Statistical Fusion of CAMS Air Quality Models

Bianca Tenti, Enrico Ferrero

Smoke plume from fire Lagrangian simulation: dependence on drag coefficient and resolution

Alison McGillivray, Mike Harper, Frank Hart, Stephen Puttick, Adeel Ibrahim, Laurent Verdier, Simon Gant, Rory Hetherington, Harvey Tucker

PHAST modelling of the Desert Tortoise and FLADIS ammonia trials for the JACK RABBIT III model inter-comparison exercise

Rory Hetherington, Graham Tickle, Veronica Bowman, Daniel Silk, Simon Gant, Adrian Kelsey, Alison McGillivray, and Harvey Tucker.

Drift modelling of the Desert Tortoise and FLADIS ammonia trials for the JACK RABBIT III model inter-comparison exercise.

Tristan Carion, Andy Delcloo, Bart Janssens, Piet Termonia

Evaluation of a military CBRN-hazard prediction procedure with a Lagrangian dispersion model

Simon Gant, Joseph Chang, Sun McMasters, Ray Jablonski, Helen Mearns, Shannon Fox, Ron Meris, Scott Bradley, Sean Miner, Matthew King, Steven Hanna, Thomas Mazzola, Tom Spicer, Rory Hetherington, Alison McGillivray, Adrian Kelsey, Harvey Tucker, Graham Tickle, Oscar Björnham, Bertrand Carissimo, Luciano Fabbri, Maureen Wood, Karim Habib, Mike Harper, Frank Hart, Thomas Vik, Anders Helgeland, Joel Howard, Veronica Bowman, Daniel Silk, Lorenzo Mauri, Shona Mackie, Andreas Mack, Jean-Marc Lacome, Stephen Puttick, Adeel Ibrahim, Derek Miller, Seshu Dharmavaram, Amy Shen, Alyssa Cunningham, Desiree Beverley, Matthew O’Neal, Laurent Verdier, Stéphane Burkhart, Chris Dixon

Summary of results from the JACK RABBIT III international model inter-comparison exercise on Desert Tortoise and FLADIS

Chen Liying, Le Guellec Malo, Tripathi Amita, Vecchiola Sophie, Mathieu Anne, Laguionie Philippe, Connan Olivier, Maro Denis, Solier Luc, Korsakissok Irene

Dispersion of radionuclides in a urban environment (DIFLU): comparison of numerical results with experimental measurements

Raido Kiss, Marko Kaasik, Terje Tammekivi, Steffen M. Noe

SO2 and NOx peak concentrations, vertical profiles and model-identified origins from distant sources

Patrick Armand, Christophe Duchenne

New insight on 3D modelling of the dispersion of gases released from an industrial facility in a complex environment

Morgan Jacquinot, Romain Derain, Alexandre Armengaud, Sonia Oppo

Spatial model for daily air quality high resolution estimation

Guilhem Balvet, Yelva Roustan, Martin Ferrand

Treatment of the near ground effect in Lagrangian stochastic methods applied to a 2-D point source dispersion after an isolated obstacle in a neutral flow

Agnese Pini, Tommaso Vigilante, Livia Grandoni, Giovanni Leuzzi, Armando Pelliccioni, Paolo Monti

Analysis of the influence of geometric and ventilation factors on indoor pollutant dispersion: a numerical study

Alexey Gusev, Marta G. Vivanco, Mark R. Theobald, Juan Luis Garrido, Victoria Gil, Florian Couvidat, Augustin Collette, Mihaela Mircea, Mario Adani, Ilaria D’Elia, Rostislav D. Kouznetsov, Evgeny V. Kadantsev

EURODELTA-Carb exercise: Intercomparison of modelled estimates of benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) in Europe

Roberto San Jose, Juan L. Perez-Camanyo

Source apportionment analysis in PM and O3 concentrations during COVID-19 lockdown period in Madrid (Spain)

Georgi Gadzhev, Kostadin Ganev, Ivelina Georgieva and Vladimir Ivanov

Evaluation of the Impact of the Projected Future Emissions from Energy on the Air Quality in Bulgaria

Ivelina Georgieva , Georgi Gadzhev, Kostadin Ganev and Vladimir Ivanov

Evaluation of the effects of the national emission reduction strategies for years 2020-2029 and after 2030 on the sulphur and nitrogen surface concentrations on the territory of Bulgaria

Victor Watson, François Septier, Patrick Armand, Christophe Duchenne

Detection of low level concentrations of hazardous materials in the air using sequential multivariate methods

Loris Colombo, Alessandro Marongiu , Giuseppe Fossati, Giulia Malvestiti and Elisabetta Angelino

PM2.5 wintertime sensitivity to changes in NOX, SO2 and NH3 emissions in Lombardy Region

Andrea Bisignano, Monica Beggiato, Maria Chiara Bove, Federico Cassola, Roberto Cresta, Davide Sacchetti, Paolo Brotto, Andrea Mazzino, Paolo Prati

Assessing the impact of port emissions on air pollution in Genoa

Malo Le Guellec, Liying Chen, Claude Souprayen

Understanding the impact of cruise ships emission in urban harbour using CFD modelling in CAPNAVIR project

Roberta De Maria, Stefano Bande, Francesca Bissardella, Cinzia Cascone, Stefania Ghigo, Marilena Maringo

Impact assessment on air quality of a waste-to-energy plant in Turin

Guillevic Lamaison, Perrine Charvolin, Chi Vuong Nguyen, Kim Vermare, Aurélie Guth, Lionel Soulhac

A coupling between RANS CFD and stochastic Lagrangian modelling for long term impact assessment on an industrial site

Rossana Di Staso, Leonardo Aragão, Elisabetta Ronchieri, Loriano Storchi, Daniele Spiga, Sara Cutini, Davide Salomoni, and Pasquale Lubrano

Time series analysis of meteorological parameters and air pollution concentrations in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, during COVID-19 infection

Daeun Jung, David de la Paz, Alberto Notario, Rafael Borge

Comparison of changes in the oxidation capacity between urban and rural areas in Europe

Cyrill von Arx

Implementation of a decision support system for nuclear emergencies

Ulrich Uhrner, Nicola Toenges-Schuller, Silvia Jost, Raphael Reifeltshammer, Werner Stadlhofer, Stefan Hausberger

Specification of zero-impact vehicle exhaust emissions from the ambient air quality perspective and demonstration of zero impact

Evangelia Fragkou, George Tsegas, Athanasios Karagkounis, Fotios Barmpas, and Nicolas Moussiopoulos

Methodology for quantifying the impact of smart farming application on local-scale air quality of farms in Greece

Alexander de Meij, Kees Cuvelier, Philippe Thunis, Enrico Pisoni, Bertrand Bessagnet

Sensitivity of air quality indicators to different emission inventories in Europe.

Fernando Martín, Stijn Janssen, Jorge Sousa, Philippe Thunis, Kees Cuvelier, José-Luis Santiago, Jenny Stocker, R. Jackson, Felicita Russo, Maria Gabriella Villani, Gianni Tinarelli, Daniela Barbero, Roberto San José, Juan-Luis Pérez Camanyo, Gabriella Souza Santos, John Bartzis, Ioannis Sakellaris, Nicola Masey, Scott Hamilton, Zoltan Horváth, Laszlo Környei, B. Liszkai, Á. Kovács

The FAIRMODE CT4: Intercomparison Exercise of Urban Microscale Models and Methodologies for deriving annual pollutant concentrations distribution with very high spatial resolution

Edward C. Chan, Joana Leitão, Seán A. Schmitz, Timothy M. Butler, Andreas Kerschbaumer

Hourly roadside traffic emissions from bottom-up inventory for the city of Berlin

Antonio Piersanti, Cornelis Cuvelier, Stijn Janssen, Alexandra Monteiro, Paweł Durka, Philippe Thunis, Lina Vitali

Quality control indicators for the validation of air quality forecast applications in the framework of FAIRMODE activities

Sara Fabbi, Giorgio Veratti, Alessandro Bigi, Grazia Ghermandi

Air quality (PM10) scenarios resulting from the expansion of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in Emilia-Romagna (Northern Italy)

Grzegorz Jeleniewicz, Joanna Strużewska, Jacek Kamiński, Paulina Jagiełło, Aneta Gienibor, Marcin Kawka, Aleksander Norowski

Modelling based method for assessing the representativeness of air quality monitoring stations

Stijn Janssen, Giovanni Bonafè, Antonio Piersanti, Lina Vitali, Kristina Eneroth , Jutta Geiger, Sabine Wurzler, Roberta Amorati, Michele Stortini, LeonorTarrason, Philippe Thunis

FAIRMODE CT8 exercise on assessment of Spatial Representativeness of monitoring stations

Joana Ferreira, Sílvia Coelho, Diogo Lopes, Guido Pirovano

NO2 response to emission reduction scenarios - comparing brute force and tagging source apportionment methods

Jose-Luis Santiago, Esther Rivas, Beatriz Sanchez, Marta G. Vivanco, Mark R. Theobald, Juan Luis Garrido, Victoria Gil, Alberto Martilli, Alejandro Rodríguez-Sánchez, Riccardo Buccolieri, Ana R. Gamarra, Yolanda Lechón, Eugenio Sánchez, Fernando Martin

How do the reduction emission measures of the Spanish national air pollution control programme impact on street-level air quality in three neighbourhoods of Madrid (Spain)?

Stijn Van Leuven, Pieter De Meutter, Johan Camps, Andy Delcloo, Piet Termonia

Sensitivities in wet deposition modelling applied to the Fukushima nuclear accident

Pascal Joassin, Fabian Lenartz, and Marie Dury

Study of spatial and temporal variability of production rates and composition of NOx sources using in-situ measurements combined to a dynamic model of NOx - O3 system

Bruno Ribstein

Proposal for modelling the dry deposition of solid particle and gas using a 3D stochastic Lagrangian dispersion model

Mohamed F. Yassin

Effect of upstream building on the pollutant dispersion in urban canopy with changes thermal stability

Hanane Bounouas, Pierre Roupsard, Eric Dupont, Yelva Roustan

Study of atmospheric dispersion under low wind conditions in an urban environment, first results

Jose-Luis Santiago, Esther Rivas, Beatriz Sanchez, Riccardo Buccolieri, Oliver S. Carlo, Alberto Martilli, Marta G. Vivanco, Fernando Martin

Impact of green infrastructure on traffic-related pollutant concentration in high-rise urban areas

Bruno Ribstein, Maxime Nibart, Daniel Loeb, Patrick Armand, Cristophe Duchenne

Proposal for modelling the influence of roof slope on urban flow with a diagnostic model

Xiasu Yang, Bruno Ribstein, Maxime Nibart, Patrick Armand, Cristophe Duchenne

A new approach to coupling flow and dispersion CFD simulations in a large urban area and buildings of interest

Christopher Andersen, Matthias Ketzel, Ole Hertel, Jesper H. Christensen, Jørgen Brandt

Development of a new Lagrangian Air pollution Model for Denmark

Yunyi Wang, Chao Lin, Ryozo Ooka, Karine Sartelet, Cédric Flageul, Youngseob Kim, Hideki Kikumoto, Bertrand Carissimo, Zhizhao Wang

Simulations of street-canyon air-quality using fluid dynamics and aerosol modelling

Vladimír Fuka, Jelena Radović, Štěpán Nosek

Sensitivity of LES simulations to resolution, subgrid models and boundary conditions

Andrés Simón-Moral, Alberto Martilli, Ales Padró, Lexuri Yurrebaso

Assessment of the dispersive capacity of neighbourhoods based on Local Climate Zones classification

Daniela Barbero, Bruno Ribstein, Maxime Nibart, Gianni Luigi Tinarelli

Acceleration of simulations by application of a kernel method in a high-resolution Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model

Mélanie Rochoux, Simon Lacroix, Thomas Jaravel, Olivier Vermorel

Sensitivity analysis of microscale pollutant dispersion Large-Eddy Simulations towards observation network design

Matthias Karl, Volker Matthias, Johannes Bieser, Eleni Athanasopolou, Nasia Kakouri, Orestis Speyer

Underestimation of population exposure estimates in established methods

Marie Dury, Florent Hozay, Fabian Lenartz

Personal exposure assessment through measurement and modelling

Oscar Björnham, Daniel Elfverson, Leif Persson

Population Dynamics and its Consequences on Health Risk Modeling Following Inhalation Exposure

Eve L. Draper, J. Duncan Whyatt, Richard Taylor, Sarah E. Metcalfe

Estimating regional background concentrations of PM2.5 and verifying local source contributions in a data poor environment

Livia Grandoni, Agnese Pini, Armando Pelliccioni, Pietro Salizzoni, Loic Méès, Giovanni Leuzzi, Paolo Monti

Numerical dispersion modelling of the droplets expired by humans

Nicolas Moussiopoulos, George Tsegas, Eleftherios Chourdakis

Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns: results and implications from a modelling application in two Mediterranean cities

George C. Efthimiou, Fotios Barmpas, George Tsegas, Nicolas Moussiopoulos

Prediction of the maximum wind speed in indoor environments for efficient natural ventilation

Niko Karvosenoja, Ismo Hämäläinen, Santtu Karhinen, Mikko Savolahti, Ville-Veikko Paunu, Janne Pesu, Jaakko Kukkonen, Timo Lanki

An integrated tool to assess the climate and health benefits of urban strategies and measures

Emilie Launay, Virginie Hergault, Marc Bocquet, Joffrey Dumont Le Brazidec, Lamisse Sadeq, and Yelva Roustan

Source characterisation of large-scale urban fires by inverse modelling

Massimo Martina, Silvia Ferrarese, Silvia Trini Castelli

Simulating the dispersion of microplastics in the atmosphere towards a remote site

Amy Stidworthy, David Carruthers, Molly Oades, George McCosh, Rod Jones, Olalekan Popoola, Jim Mills, Felicity Sharp

Quantifying the Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Emissions using Inverse Modelling and Measurements

Roseane Albani, Vinícius Albani, Luiz Eduardo Gomes, Hélio Migon, Antônio da Silva Neto.

A Bayesian Inference Technique combined with a stochastic wind modeling to improve multiple source parameters estimation in the atmosphere

Fameli Kyriaki - Maria,Vasiliki D. Assimakopoulos, Theodore M. Giannaros and Vasiliki Kotroni

Sources and dispersion of BTX emissions in a port area in Greece

Panagiotis Gkirmpas, Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Lenidas Ntziachristos

Comparison of the accuracy of k-epsilon and k-omega SSt turbulence models in an unknown source parameters estimation application

Joffrey Dumont Le Brazidec, Marc Bocquet , Olivier Saunier, Yelva Roustan

Bayesian transdimensional inverse reconstruction of the 137Cs Fukushima-Daiichi release

Pirmin Kaufmann, Stefan Rüdisühli

Operational dispersion ensemble at MeteoSwiss

Youness El-Ouartassy, Irène Korsakissok, Matthieu Plu, Olivier Connan, Laurent Descamps, Laure Raynaud

Towards the use of meteorological ensembles for short distance atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides in case of an accidental release in the atmosphere

Astrid Kloosterman, Chris Twenhöfel, Teun van Dillen, Jasper Tomas

A probabilistic approach for determining potentially affected areas for accidental releases

Sonia Oppo, Eve-Agnès Fiorentino, Alexandre Armengaud, Christos Boikos, Leonidas Ntziachristos, Bruno Ribstein, Frédéric Mahé, Barbara D’Anna, Grazia Maria Lanzafame, Quentin Gunti

Intercomparison between observations and 3D high resolution models for pollutants dispersion in the harbors of Marseille and Toulon in 2021

Olivier Oldrini, Patrick Armand, Sylvie Perdriel, Christophe Duchenne

Study of the uncertainties for concentration in the realistic built-up area of Paris, the SURE project

Steven Hanna

What were Pasquill and Gifford thinking?

Giulia Uvezzi, Alessandra Panzitta, Beatrice Julia Lotesoriere, Marzio Invernizzi, Roberto Sozzi, Laura Capelli

Development of a simulation tool to evaluate the applicability of the Gradient Method for the estimation of odour emission fluxes

Iwona Rackiewicz, Agnieszka Bartocha, Tomasz Przybyła, Marek Rosicki, Piotr Michałek

A dynamic odour mapping system as a tool to support local authorities and wastewater treatment plants in odour impact management

Francesco Uboldi, Silvia Trini Castelli, Gianni Tinarelli, Piero Malguzzi, Oxana Drofa, Paolo Bonasoni

A novel approach for tracing the origin of odour nuisance with SMART meteo-dispersive modelling system

Christof Gromke

Passive pollutant concentration control by roadside hedgerows in urban streets

Alice Maison, Youngseob Kim and Karine Sartelet

Modelling the impacts of urban trees on air quality in streets

Carlo Cintolesi, Petros Ampatzidis, Andrea Petronio and Silvana Di Sabatino

Impacts of an evaporating waterbody in urban fabric studied though CFD simulations

Vera Rodrigues , Bruno Augusto, Kevin Oliveira , Sandra Rafael, Ana Ascenso, Cristina Silva , Ana Miranda

Assessing the impacts of green infrastructures on urban air quality

Silvana Di Sabatino, Carlo Cintolesi

Large-eddy simulations of nature-based solutions effectiveness in pollutant removal from urban canyons

Tess Ysebaert, Roeland Samson, Siegfried Denys

Aerodynamic parameterisation to model dry deposition of particulate matter on urban green infrastructure