Dispersion characteristics at ultra-high resolution
Predicting air pollution due to traffic, industrial emissions, wildfires or agricultural activities is gaining increased attention and plays a vital role in monitoring and controlling the air quality. Whiffle’s ultra-high resolution atmospheric model, based on Large Eddy Simulation (LES), is ideally suited for air quality applications. The transport of pollutants through the atmosphere is strongly governed by turbulent flows of air. Whiffle employs a turbulence resolving atmospheric model that explicitly models the air motion responsible for dispersion of particles through the atmosphere. The advantage of our technology is that the influence of atmospheric conditions and obstacles on the air flow is taken into account.
Our ultra-high resolution weather model has the unique capability to predict the dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere, on a very local level, anywhere in the world. Short-term forecasts on dispersion in the atmosphere can be obtained from the model, providing insights into how the dispersion of pollutants and air quality will evolve.
Furthermore, the model can give you all the insights you need regarding air pollution over a longer period. This gives you more insight into how pollutants disperse on average, under what weather conditions the extremes take place and how local obstacles impact the trajectories of the pollutants.
The prediction of pollutant dispersion by Whiffle’s model is of direct value to industrial companies, agricultural industries, governmental bodies or any other business who takes an active interest in monitoring the impact they have on air quality. For example, our short-term forecasts can help organizations with accurate incident reporting. The model can also help companies and institutions to accurately evaluate the impact of their new project plans on air quality.