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Main Title Consequence Analysis for ISC-PRIME.
Author Paine, R. J. ; Lew, F. ;
CORP Author ENSR Corp., Acton, MA.;Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher cNov 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPRI-RP-3527-02;
Stock Number PB98-156516
Additional Subjects Air pollution dispersion ; Air pollution sources ; Plumes ; Computer models ; Diffusion modeling ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Atmospheric transport ; Stack gases ; Buildings ; Ecological concentration ; Flow characteristics ; Aerodynamics ; Ground level ; Point sources ; Mixing height ; Urban areas ; Rural areas ; ISCST3 model ; ISC-PRIME model ; ISCST(Industrial Source Complex Short Term) ; PRIME(Plume Rise Model Enhancements) ; Downwash
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-156516 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 318p
Aerodynamic building downwash is a phenomenon caused by eddies created by air movement around building obstacles. Through the use of the Industrial Source Complex (ISCST3) model, EPA modeling guidelines have incorporated these effects in ground-level concentration calculations. In 1992, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) decided to embark upon a program (project PRIME: Plume Rise Model Enhancements) to design a new downwash model to correct the deficiencies in the ISCST3 model. The resulting downwash module, PRIME, has been installed in the ISCST3 model as a replacement for the current algorithm; the resulting model is referred to as 'ISC-PRIME'. This report describes the design of the model test runs involved and provides a summary of the results with comments on the differences between the two models.