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ADMS-Urban : Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling System (ADMS)-Urban

General information

Model name and version

short nameADMS-Urban
full nameAtmospheric Dispersion Modelling System (ADMS)-Urban
revisionVersion 3.1
date27/11/2012
last change5/12/2012

Responsible for this information

nameDavid Carruthers
instituteCambridge Environmental Research Consultants
address3 King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ, UK
zipCB2 ISJ
cityCambridge
countryUnited Kingdom
phone+44 (0) 1223 357773
fax+44 (0) 1223 357492
e-maildavid.carruthers(belongs-to)cerc.co.uk

Additional information on the model

Contact person for model code

same as person above
nameDavid Carruthers
instituteCambridge Environmental Research Consultants
divisions3 King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ, UK
street3 King’s Parade
zipCB2 ISJ
cityCambridge
countryUnited Kingdom
phone+44 (0) 1223 357773
emaildavid.carruthers(belongs-to)cerc.co.uk
fax+44 (0) 1223 357492

Model developer and model user

developer and userCambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd www.cerc.co.uk

Level of Knowledge needed to operate model

basic
intermediate
advanced
remarksUsers are encouraged to attend a training course.

Model use at your institution

operational
for research
other use

Model code available?

is available?no
more detailsThe Technical Specification of the model is available for Download Technical Specification from the CERC website http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/model-documentation.html

Minimum computer resources required

typePC operating system
time needed for runVery sensitive to input domain. Typically a few minutes per calculation year for one street site, results hour by hour. Contour plots of annual average, percentile concentrations over large urban area ~ 50 hours.
storage20 GB

Further information

documentationManual and Technical Specification http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/model-documentation.html
model referenceshttp://www.cerc.co.uk/software-support/publications.html
webpagehttp://www.cerc.co.uk
additional information

Model properties

Model type

2D
3D
meteorology
chemistry & transport

Model scale

microscale
mesoscale
macroscale
short term
long term

Meteorological variables

Input data
u
v
w
ζ
pv
T
θ
θl
p
Gph
ρ
qv
qt
qlc
qf
qsc
qlr
qsh
qsg
qss
N
E
ε
K
zi
other variables i
other variables ii
other variables iii

Approximations

Boussinesq
anelastic
hydrostatic
flat earth
remarks

Parametrizations

Initialization & boundary treatment

Initialization

chemistry & transportBackground concentrations (hourly values) from upstream monitors
meteorologyComparisons with many sites.

Input data (name sources for data, e.g. website)

orography(x,y,z) terrain data
land useSurface roughness
obstaclesStreet canyons, buildings
vegetation
meteorologyFlexible; can use minimum standard met observations. Hourly values.
concentrationsBackground data upstream from monitoring sites. Hourly values.
emissionsTraffic: either calculated by the model from count and speed data, or explicit emissions entered. Also compatible EMissions Inventory Tool EMIT can be used to calculate emissions data using more detailed vehicle counts. Industrial emissions included (point, line volume and area sources). Also, residual emissions (for example, domestic) included in a grid source.
remarks

Data assimilation

Boundary conditions

Nesting

variables nested
other

Solution technique

Coordinate system and projection

Horizontal

cartesian
Lambert conformal
latitude / longitude
rotated lat. / long.

Vertical

z coordinate
surface fitted grid
pressurecoordinate
sigma coordinate
remarks

Numeric

Model resolution

Domain size

Model Validation and Application

Validation & evaluation

Used validation & evaluation methods

analytic solutions
evaluated reference dataset
model intercomparison
additional validation & evaluation efforts
remarks

Application examples

application examplesPlease refer to website www.cerc.co.uk

Participation in specific model evaluation exercises

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