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A review of different modeling approaches used to simulate smoke transport and dispersion
  • Derek Mallia,
  • Adam Kochanski
Derek Mallia
University of Utah

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Adam Kochanski
San Jose State University
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A variety of smoke model frameworks are used to simulate smoke for research and forecast applications. Here, a comprehensive summary is provided which covers the many different smoke models that are available, while simultaneously highlighting some of the strengths and weaknesses of each model, along with the uncertainties surrounding each of these frameworks. This review also provides an in-depth discussion on coupled wildfire-atmosphere models, which is a relatively newer smoke modeling tool not previously discussed in other review papers. Key processes related to smoke transport and dispersion, such as the wildfire plume rise, are also discussed in length. This review wraps up with a discussion of future smoke modeling needs and potential new research directions for smoke transport and dispersion models.
13 Nov 2023Published in Landscape Fire, Smoke, and Health on pages 127-148. 10.1002/9781119757030.ch8