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World Trade Center (WTC) Research   [open pdf - 545KB]

"The collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers brought considerable focus to the need for adequate simulation tools for determining exposure and risk from such catastrophic events. An important first step in a methods development program is to examine the exposure pathways through a reconstruction of the transport and dispersion of pollutants released from the WTC site using available modeling and monitoring approaches. Central to development and evaluation of exposure modeling methods is a laboratory scale model simulation of pollutant transport and dispersion in Lower Manhattan. A 1:600 scale model of Lower Manhattan has been constructed and inserted into the test section of the Fluid Modeling Facility's Meteorological Wind Tunnel."

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