Keywords: atmospheric dispersion models, modelling, air pollution, environmental pollution, Flemish IFDM
The Flemish atmospheric dispersion model IFDM. Potential and limitations: point of view of typical users
IFDM allows for a straightforward, accurate modelling of emissions in the atmosphere. The ambient concentrations can be calculated on a hourly or a daily base, while averages, percentiles, minima and maxima can be reported. The inherent flexibility allows modelling results to be presented for most typical applications in a suitable format. On top of the standard output features, additional graphical presentations can be achieved. IFDM's modelling on flat terrain only, as well as its rather typical stability classification scheme, are not regarded as limitations for IFDM's typical applications. The mandatory manual input, however, is complicating advanced use of IFDM.