The use of tracer studies can be a very valuable tool when establishing a model for atmospheric dispersion assessment. Tracer studies are the best and most accurate way to validate and/or verify existing models as well as support the design of a new model. In fact, air quality models have been routinely validated against tracer experiments; e.g., AERMOD, CALPUFF, and LAPMOD.
A review chapter (Rappolt and Kerrin, 2010) from the book Air Quality Modeling - Theories, Methodologies, Computational Methods, and Available Databases and Software, Vol IV (Zannetti, Ed. 2010) is included as a pdf file. The chapter discusses “Measurement of Atmospheric Dispersion Using Gaseous Tracers”.
Guide prepared by P. Zannetti (9/2020). For corrections or expansions please contact us.