Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Comparison of Airflow Patterns from the QUIC Model and an Atmospheric Wind Tunnel for a Two-Dimensional Building Array and a Multi-City Block Region Near the World Trade Center Site.
Author Bowker, G. E. ; Perry, S. G. ; Heist, D. K. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Resources Lab.
Publisher 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA/600/A-04/083; NERL-RTP-AMD-04-032;
Stock Number PB2004-107206
Additional Subjects Wind tunnel tests ; Air pollution ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Pollutants ; Buildings ; Dust ; Effluents ; Smoke ; Flow visualization ; Atmospheric boundary layer ; Particulates ; Air flow ; Patterns ; Simulation ; Urban areas ; World Trade Center ; New York City(New York) ; Manhattan Island
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2004-107206 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation one CD-ROM disc
Dispersion of pollutants in densely populated urban areas is a research area of clear importance. Currently, few numerical tools exist capable of describing airflow and dispersion patterns in these complex regions in a time efficient manner. QUIC, Quick Urban & Industrial Complex, a fast-running flow and dispersion simulation program has shown promise in this area. QUIC flow patterns were compared against two wind tunnel data sets, namely: one for a simple two-dimensional building array; another for a complex group of buildings surrounding the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. In both cases, QUIC satisfactorily simulated the flow patterns depicting channeling and recirculation patterns within particular street canyons.