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Main Title Assessment of Model Simulation of Long-Distance Transport.
Author Clarke, J. F. ; Clark, T. L. ; Ching, J. K. S. ; Haagenson, P. L. ; Hussar, R. B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-167;
Stock Number PB84-170976
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Transport properties ; Mathematical models ; Assessments ; Trajectories ; Meteorological data ; Comparison ; Field tests ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-170976 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The ability of trajectory models and meteorological data bases to simulate long-distance transport of air pollutants is assessed by comparing trajectories of tetroons and tetroon grounding locations from several recent U.S. Environmental Protection field studies with diagnostic trajectories computed from National Weather Service (NWS) wind measurements. Trajectories from three different models were used in the assessment; trajectories based on 24-h surface wind data, isentropic trajectories based on 12-h NWS radiosonde data, and boundary layer trajectories based on 6- and 12-h NWS radiosonde data. The results suggest that a large uncertainty is inherent in diagnostic trajectories regardless of the model or wind data used.