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Main Title Mobile Meteorological Monitoring System for Use in Open Burning and Open Detonation Activities.
Author Crescenti, G. H. ; Templeman, B. D. ;
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Div. ;Cooperative Inst. for Research in Environmental Science, Boulder, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 1997
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600/A-97/027;
Stock Number PB97-192876
Additional Subjects Explosive ordnance disposal ; Incineration ; Combustion products ; Air pollution dispersion ; Munitions ; Explosives ; Propellants ; Pyrotechnica ; Ammunition fragments ; Energetic properties ; Meteorological data ; Environmental transport ; Plumes ; Atmospheric boundary layer ; Surface layers ; Air pollution monitoring ; Open burning ; Open detonation
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A mobile meteorological monitoring system of in situ and remote sensors has been designed and constructed to characterize the atmospheric boundary layer from the surface up to 2 to 3 km at facilities which conduct open burning (OB) and open detonation (OD) of surplus (demilitarized) military munitions. Surface layer measurements include horizontal wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, net radiation, barometric pressure, precipitation, and turbulence. Vertical wind profiles are acquired by a Doppler sodar and a radar wind profiler. The sodar and radar work in unison as a radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) to acquire virtual air temperature profiles. A ceilometer has been included for estimation of the mixed layer height. The meteorological data are used by an OB/OD for predicting transport and dispersion of emissions released into the atmosphere.