Dispersion from Strongly Buoyant Sources

  • Jaakko Kukkonen
  • Juha Nikmo
  • Sue A. Ramsdale
  • David Martin
  • David M. Webber
  • Michael Schatzmann
  • Joachim Liedtke

Abstract

This paper reviews the project “Dispersion from strongly buoyant sources — BUOYANT” (1994–1997), which has addressed the atmospheric dispersion of pollutants emitted from typical fires in warehouses and chemical stores (Ramsdale et al., 1997). Such fires may represent a major hazard to people and the environment, and the fire plumes may contain a variety of harmful or toxic chemical compounds.

Keywords

Combustion Helium Stratification Vorticity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaakko Kukkonen
    • 1
  • Juha Nikmo
    • 1
  • Sue A. Ramsdale
    • 2
  • David Martin
    • 2
  • David M. Webber
    • 3
  • Michael Schatzmann
    • 4
  • Joachim Liedtke
    • 4
  1. 1.Air Quality Research Sahaajankatu 20 EFinnish Meteorological InstituteHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.AEA Technology plc Thomson HouseRisleyUK
  3. 3.Integral Science and SoftwareCulchethUK
  4. 4.University of Hamburg, Meteorological Institute Bundesstraße 55HamburgGermany

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