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Main Title MPDA-1 : a meteorological processor for diffusion analysis : user's guide /
Author Paumier, James, ; Stinson, D. ; Kelly, T. ; Bollinger, C. ; Irwin, J. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stinson, David,
Kelly, Terry,
Bollinger, Catherine,
Irwin, John S.
Turner, D. Bruce,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab. ;Computer Sciences Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-600/8-86-011
Stock Number PB86-171402
OCLC Number 881828381
Subjects Atmospheric diffusion--Data processing. ; Meteorological instruments--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Additional Subjects Atmospheric diffusion ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Mathematical prediction ; Air pollution ; Fortran ; MPDA-1 processor ; Preprocessors ; Computer applications ; Gaussian plume models
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/8-86-011 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/30/2014
NTIS  PB86-171402 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Version I of the Meteorological Processor for Diffusion Analysis (MPDA-1) is a first attempt to provide a processor that can organize available meteorological data into a format accessible to diffusion analysis. MPDA-1 provides methods for preparing three types of data: National Weather Service (NWS) twice-daily radiosonde reports, NWS hourly surface observations, and user-supplied on-site data. To incorporate the surface scaling parameters, the meteorological processor is structured in accordance with current concepts of the idealized states of the planetary boundary layer. Profiles of wind velocity, temperature, and the standard deviations of vertical and lateral wind velocity fluctuations at user-specified heights are estimated. The output from MPDA-1 was formatted to accommodate the TUPOS Gaussian-plume model, which uses wind fluctuation data to characterize the diffusion parameters. Future versions will provide additional output formats to accommodate other popular diffusion estimation models.
Project Officer: D. Bruce Turner. Conducted under Interagency Agreement. "February 1986"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references. "IAG DW47930026"