Dispersion Basics

Dispersion Basics
  • Define what is meant by the terms “dispersion” and “exposure”
  • List the main factors that determine dispersion and exposure
  • Differentiate between the 5 main plume types
  • Explain the factors involved in plume rise and why plume rise is important
  • Discuss the main components involved in calculating concentration
  • Describe the differences between a Gaussian model, a Gradient Transport Model, and a Puff Model
  • List important situations in which common dispersion models may not provide good concentration estimates