Modelling the atmospheric dispersion of foot-and-mouth disease virus for emergency preparedness

J.H. Sørensen, C.O. Jensen, T. Mikkelsen, D.K.J. Mackay, A.I. Donaldson

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    Abstract

    A model system for simulating airborne spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is described. The system includes a virus production model and the local- and mesoscale atmospheric dispersion model RIMPUFF linked to the LINCOM local-scale Row model. LINCOM is used to calculate the sub-grid scale Row using as input data from the numerical weather prediction model DMI-HIRLAM. The model system is a part of a real-time decision-support system intended for use by veterinary authorities in case of outbreaks of FMD. Results are presented corresponding to historical outbreaks of the disease. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysics and Chemistry of the Earth Part B: Hydrology, Oceans & Atmosphere
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)93-97
    ISSN1464-1909
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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