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Introduction

ADMLC has been investigating and reporting on atmospheric dispersion modelling methods for over 25 years. This website introduces its work and provides access to its publications.

Membership of ADMLC is wide ranging and includes representatives from UK government organisations, private industry and consultancies (see About Us).

Seminar – 12 March 2020

The Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee is holding a one-day seminar on 12 March 2020 on “Challenges in modelling for emergency planning and response to contaminant releases” at the Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) training centre, PHE, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire, UK, OX11 0RQ. If you (and/or colleagues) would like to attend this seminar, please notify ADMLC at admlc@phe.gov.uk. You can find further details on our “Seminar” page (under “Events”).

Current work

ADMLC is currently funding three projects:

  • a review of approaches to dispersion modelling of odour emissions and intercomparison of models and odour nuisance assessment criteria;
  • a review of the applicability of Gaussian plume modelling at short range and a comparison with more complex modelling approaches;
  • a review of modelling dense gases.

ADMLC is also endorsing a project to review the 2005 dispersion modelling guidelines for air quality assessments (led by Dr Simon Scott).

Note that the organisations represented on the Committee pay an annual subscription which is used to fund areas of work agreed by the Committee, and to support in part its secretariat, provided by Public Health England. Details of the projects the Committee would like to fund are published under the Work page of this website.

The Committee is also interested in suggestions for new work from non ADMLC members who can contact ADMLC using the email address admlc@phe.gov.uk.

New work

The Committee has identified a number of topics where it sees significant value in further work, and hopes to fund new work on these topics in the future. Details can be found on the Work page of this website.

The Committee is interested in suggestions for new work from non ADMLC members who can contact ADMLC using the email address admlc@phe.gov.uk.

Recent Publications

The most recent Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee report to be published is:

For further details relating to this report, and for details of other ADMLC publications, please visit the Publications page.

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