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Title: Bhopal gas accident: a numerical simulation of the gas dispersion event
Authors: Sharan, Maithili
Gopalakrishnan, S G
Keywords: numerical simulation
bhopal gas leak
meteorological model
lagrangian particle model
marginally heavy gas
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Environmental Modelling & Software, 12(2-3), 135-141
Abstract: An account of the Bhopal Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) gas accident is given. A numerical modelling approach is presented that provides the prevailing flow and dispersion at the time of the infamous gas accident. The meteorological model produces a low wind speed stable surface layer capped by a 250-m-high nocturnal inversion. The results compared well with the available observations. Further analysis indicates that the MIC vapours dispersed in the form of marginally heavy gas clouds. Also, the presence of two large lakes in Bhopal modified the flow pattern near the surface which resulted in the transport of MIC into the city area of Bhopal.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/2143
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