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Model Features:ADMS-Screen, ADMS 6, ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Airport

The tables below compare the main features for the respective products. The standard packages we offer can be tailored to suit your needs. Please contact CERC if you have any questions.

Source types

  ADMS-Screen icon
ADMS-Screen
ADMS 5 icon
ADMS 6
ADMS-Roads icon
ADMS-Roads
ADMS-Urban icon
ADMS-Urban
ADMS-Airport icon
ADMS-Airport
Point Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jet   Yes      
Line   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Area   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Volume   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Road     Yes Yes Yes
Grid       Yes Yes
Aircraft         Yes

Source counts [top]

ADMS-Screen is a single point source model.

ADMS 6 allows up to 300 sources in total, with a maximum of 30 each of line, area and volume source types.

ADMS-Roads, ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Airport are available in a range of standard packages as shown in the table below.

Source type Package A Package B Package C Model
Point 3 25 1500 total ADMS-Roads icon ADMS-Urban icon ADMS-Airport icon
Line 3 5
Area 4 10
Volume 25 25
Road 150 600 3000 ADMS-Roads icon ADMS-Urban icon ADMS-Airport icon
Grid cell 400 3000 3000 ADMS-Urban icon ADMS-Airport icon
Aircraft 50 150 500 ADMS-Airport icon

Modelling options [top]

  ADMS-Screen icon
ADMS-Screen
ADMS 5 icon
ADMS 6
ADMS-Roads icon
ADMS-Roads
ADMS-Urban icon
ADMS-Urban
ADMS-Airport icon
ADMS-Airport
Buildings effects Yes Yes Yes(1) Yes Yes
Complex terrain and variable surface roughness effects   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Coastline effects   Yes   Yes Yes
Marine boundary layer module   Yes      
Advanced street canyon module     Yes Yes Yes
Dispersion from tunnels     Yes Yes Yes
Urban canopy flow module   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wind turbines effects on dispersion    Yes      
NOx chemistry   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amine chemistry   Yes(2)      
Dry & wet deposition   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radioactive decay & Gamma dose   Yes      
Short-term releases   Yes      
Short-term fluctuations in concentration   Yes      
Odours   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visibility of condensed water in plumes   Yes      

1 Buildings can be modelled in ADMS-Roads packages B and C.
2 Amine chemistry is available as an addition in ADMS 6.

Output options [top]

  ADMS-Screen icon
ADMS-Screen
ADMS 5 icon
ADMS 6
ADMS-Roads icon
ADMS-Roads
ADMS-Urban icon
ADMS-Urban
ADMS-Airport icon
ADMS-Airport
Multiple pollutants Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Regular & variable Cartesian grid Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Specified output points Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Road & Line-oriented grids     Yes Yes Yes
Point, Area & Volume-oriented grids     Yes Yes Yes
Comprehensive output file   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Percentiles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exceedences of air quality standards Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Averaging times Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rolling averages & maximum daily Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
In-built Air Quality Standards Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flow field from FLOWSTAR   Yes      
Flow field from wind turbines   Yes      
Flow field from urban canopy   Yes Yes Yes Yes

Utilities [top]

  ADMS-Screen icon
ADMS-Screen
ADMS 5 icon
ADMS 6
ADMS-Roads icon
ADMS-Roads
ADMS-Urban icon
ADMS-Urban
ADMS-Airport icon
ADMS-Airport
Mapping & visualisation tool (Mapper) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2-D output plotter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Line plotter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wind rose viewer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comprehensive output processor   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slideshow maker (.gif animation) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meteorology data converter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import & export via text file Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link to Surfer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integration with ArcGIS & MapInfo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link to EMIT   Yes Yes Yes Yes
AERMOD capability   Yes      


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