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Main Title Recommendations on a Shortz/Longz S02 Air Quality Model Methodology for the Tacoma Tideflats Area.
Author Bowers, J. F. ; Hargraves, W. R. ; Anderson, A. J. ;
CORP Author Cramer (H.E.) Co., Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Year Published 1982
Report Number TR-82-146-01; EPA-68-02-2547;
Stock Number PB83-146795
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Sulfur dioxide ; Terrain ; Meteorology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Forecasting ; Performance evaluation ; Air quality ; SHORTZ model ; LONGZ model ; Tacoma(Washington)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-146795 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 194p
The primary purpose of the study described in this report was to develop a methodology for applying the SHORTZ/LONGZ complex terrain dispersion models to the existing and proposed SO2 sources located within and adjacent to the Tacoma, Washington tideflats area. The major tasks of the study were to: (1) review the meteorological and air quality data available for the Tacoma area to determine the meteorological conditions associated with the highest observed SO2 concentrations; (2) evaluate the performance of the SHORTZ and LONGZ models in the Tacoma area following procedures currently recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and (3) prepare a report specifying procedures for using the SHORTZ/LONGZ models in the Tacoma area, including source inputs, meteorological inputs and receptor arrays. Because of time and level-of-effort constraints for the completion of the study, it was not possible fully to complete all of Tasks (2) and (3). However, an interim procedure for the use of the SHORTZ/LONGZ models in the Tacoma area is presented along with recommendations for future work to accomplish these objectives.