Title: A Validation Exercise on the Safe-air View Software
Authors: D'ALBERTI FRANCESCOD'AMATI FRANCESCOCANEPA ElisaTRIACCHINI GIUSEPPE
Citation: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes vol. 1 p. 700
Publisher: G. KAZANAKIS S.A.
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC30953
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30953
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: This paper reports the results of a validation exercise performed on the Safe-Air View software, which is a support tool implemented specifically for the management of emergency situations of the nuclear installations at the JRC Ispra, Italy. Safe-Air View, as described elsewhere (Triacchini G. et al., 2004), is based on the integration of GIS technology with the executable code of the SAFE_AIR I atmospheric dispersion model. The purpose behind this integration was to have a friendly and easy system for the input introduction, the code execution and the visualization of contamination patterns. The need for the validation exercise on the Safe-Air View software is due to two reasons. The first reason is that such an exercise has never been performed the integrated software, having been performed for the code of the model (Canepa E. et al., 2000, Canepa E. and Builtjes P.J.H., 2001). The second reason is that certain features that are easily accessible in the modelling code for a validation by the user, are not so easy to access through the Safe-Air View interface (e.g. the plume rise definition). The validation exercise described in this paper has been performed by means of the Model Validation Kit (Olesen, 1994) datasets and methodology. At a first stage, only the JRC Ispra site realistic input data have been considered from each dataset; at a later stage, it has been used as much information as possible from the datasets. Such an exercise has provided useful information for the validity of the software as a support tool, as well as for its improvement in view of a possible implementation of the code SAFE_AIR II (Canepa et al., 2003). References 1. G. Triacchini, F. D'Alberti, E. Canepa. Safe-Air View: A Decision Support System for Nuclear Emergencies. 9th Int. Conf. on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, June 2004. 2. Canepa E., Modesti F. and Ratto C. F. 2000: Evaluation of the SAFE_AIR code against air pollution field and laboratory experiments. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 34(28):4805-4818. 3. E. Canepa and P.J.H. Builtjes (2001) Methodology of model testing and application to dispersion simulation above complex terrain. Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Vol. 16, Nos. 1-6, pp. 101-115. 4. E. Canepa, E. Georgieva, C.F. Ratto (2003) SAFE_AIR Version II User's Guide, Department of Physics; University of Genova (Italy), http://server1.fisica.unige.it/atmosfera/file_download/SAFE_AIR.pdf
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