Chapter 3. Dispersion and Modelling of the Spread of Chemical Warfare Agents

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. Roger D. Kingdon and
  2. Stephen Walker

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch3

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kingdon, R. D. and Walker, S. (2007) Dispersion and Modelling of the Spread of Chemical Warfare Agents, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Physical Sciences Department, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • Chemical warfare agents (CWAs);
  • ‘Gaussian plume’ and ‘Gaussian plume approximation’;
  • dispersion and modelling of CW agent spread;
  • modelling atmospheric dispersion;
  • atmospheric flow models and atmospheric dispersion modelling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dispersion in the Atmosphere

  • Modelling Atmospheric Dispersion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References