Wiki on Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling
This wiki addresses the international community of atmospheric dispersion modelers - primarily researchers, but also users of models. Its purpose is to pool experiences gained by dispersion modelers during their work.
What is unique about this site?
There are many web sites dedicated to atmospheric dispersion models. However, this site has the following unique qualities:
- In contrast to traditional web sites, it is possible for anyone to contribute easily to its contents. Therefore, the site has the potential to become more comprehensive than a site maintained by a single web master. Contributions can be actual information content, or links to material elsewhere on the Web.
- Warnings against pitfalls and common mistakes are of high interest. Researchers are encouraged to report on pitfalls they encounter, and which they would like to warn others against.
- Many knowledgeable researchers have pet subjects. They possess a vast experience, which newcomers to the field lack. Here, experienced researchers can in an informal way issue advice related to these pet subjects.
- Note that the Wiki is well suited to communicate communicate experiences on data sets. For examples, see use of the Thompson Wind Tunnel data set for model validation, as well as other examples (Prairie Grass data set, MUST experiment) accessible through the page Forum for individual data sets.
The web page http://www.harmo.org/Conferences/Crete/Wiki_Introduction.asp explains the ideas behind this Wiki.
The present Main Page can be used as a fixed point. All pages on this Wiki carry a link to the Main Page (in the upper left corner; also the logo is clickable).
If you are interested in locating a technical article, click here to view a list of the technical articles alphabetized within their respective categories. Hopefully, that list will grow as more of you contribute content to our Wiki.
Contributors (active users)
Contributors is a list of all the active users who have registered and created a User page, along with links to their User pages.
What's new on this site?
The Community Portal page is used to announce notable additions to the Atmospheric Dispersion wiki. You can also use the Wiki Activity link (in the upper right) to inspect all recent edits on the entire site.
Current status of the Wiki (September 2011): The system has been set up with help texts, mission statements and some contents. The number of contributors to the Wiki since it was created in 2005 hasn't been large. Nevertheless, it can serve useful purposes within the community of air pollution dispersion modellers, as this is one convenient way to share information. In particular, note that the Wiki is well suited to communicate experiences on data sets. A conference paper from October 2011 (Improving modelling culture: Obstacles and opportunities) by the chairman of the initiative on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling discusses the role of the present Wiki - see the relevant web page on the initiative's web site, www.harmo.org
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