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MERCURE is an atmospheric dispersion modeling CFD code developed by Électricité de France (EDF) and distributed by ARIA Technologies, a French company.[1][2]

MERCURE is a version of the CFD software ESTET, developed by EDF's Laboratoire National d'Hydraulique. Thus, it has directly benefited from the improvements developed for ESTET. When requested, ARIA integrates MERCURE as a module into the ARIA RISK software for use in industrial risk assessments.

Features of the model[edit]

MERCURE is particularly well adapted to perform air pollution dispersion modelling on local or urban scales. Some of the models capabilities and features are:

Users of the model[edit]

There are many organizations that have used MERCURE. To name a few:

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

For those who are unfamiliar with air pollution dispersion modelling and would like to learn more about the subject, it is suggested that either one of the following books be read:


  1. ^ Model Documentation System of the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change.
  2. ^ Buty D., J.Y. Caneill and B. Carissimo (1988), Simulation numerique de la couche limite atmospherique en terrain complexe au moyen d'un modele mesometeorologique non hydrostatique: le code MERCURE, J. Theor. Appl. Mech., 7, 35-62.

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