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Main Title Tupos : a multiple source Gaussian dispersion algorithm using on-site turbulence data /
Author Turner, D. Bruce, ; Chico, T. ; Catalano, J. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chico, Thomas,
Catalano, Joseph A.
CORP Author Aerocomp, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-600-8-86-010; EPA-68-02-3750
Stock Number PB86-181310
OCLC Number 885042577
Subjects Air--Pollution--Mathematical models ; Atmospheric diffusion--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Guidelines ; Algorithms ; Concentration(Composition) ; Terrain ; Computer programs ; Air quality ; Gaussian plume models
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600-8/86-010 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/04/2014
NTIS  PB86-181310 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 156 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
TUPOS and its postprocessor, TUPOS-P, form a Gaussian model which resembles MPTER but offers several technical improvements. TUPOS estimates dispersion directly from fluctuation statistics at plume level and calculates plume rise and partial penetration of the plume into stable layers using vertical profiles of wind and temperature. The model user is thus required to furnish meteorological information for several heights above-ground in a separate input file. TUPOS can be used for short-term (hours to days) impact assessment of inert pollutants from single or multiple sources and can be expected to have greatest accuracy for locations within 10 km of the source. Although TUPOIS will make computations for receptors having any ground-level elevation, it is not intended as a complex terrain model, but rather as a model for calculations over flat or gently rolling terrain. TUPOS will optionally treat buoyancy-induced dispersion but does not include building downwash, deposition, or fumigation.
Conducted under contract number EPA 68-02-3750. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600-8-86-010." "PB86-181310."