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Main Title International Sulfur Deposition Model Evaluation : final report /
Author Clark, T. L. ; Dennis, R. L. ; Voldner, E. C. ; Olson, M. P. ; Seilkop, S. K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Voldner, E. C.,
Olson, M. P.
Alvo, Mayer.
Clark, Terry L.,
CORP Author Canada. Atmospheric Environment Service.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development : Environment Canada, Atmospheric Environment Service,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/3-87/008
Stock Number PB88-190509
OCLC Number 1380903277
Subjects Sulphur dioxide--Measurement--Statistical methods ; Air--Pollution--Measurement--Statistical methods ; Sulphur compounds--Meteorological aspects--Mathematical models ; Atmospheric deposition--Mathematical models--Evaluation ; Atmospheric deposition--Research--Mathematical models ; Sulfur
Additional Subjects Sulfur ; Mathematical models ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; North America ; Sulfur dioxide ; Sulfates ; Comparison ; Performance evaluation ; Acid rain ; Air pollution sampling ; International sulfur deposition
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EHAM  EPA/600/3-87/008 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJED  EPA 600/3-87-008 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/3-87-008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/07/2005
EKCD  EPA/600/3-87/008 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/17/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-87-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-87-008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB88-190509 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxii, 177, [70] p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The International Sulfur Deposition Model Evaluation (ISDME) project, jointly conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Atmospheric Environment Service of Environment Canada, assessed the performance of eleven linear chemistry atmospheric models in predicting amounts of sulfur wet deposition. Standardized model input data sets were distributed to the participating modelers, who later submitted seasonal and annual 1980 model predictions of dry/wet deposition and air concentrations of sulfur dioxide and sulfate at up to 65 sites across eastern North America. The models were evaluated in an operational mode using new, more rigorous approaches, as well as the more conventional distribution statistics recommended by the American Meteorological Society. The new approaches focused on the ability of the models to replicate features of the spatial patterns of sulfur wet deposition, as determined by an interpolation technique known as kriging. The technique quantified the uncertainties in the observations which were used in the evaluation process to identify areas where interpolated predictions were statistically significantly different from the interpolated observations. To supplement the evaluation, predictions of dry deposition amounts and air concentrations of each model were intercompared to identify apparent peculiarities.
"AES Publication No. ARD-87-1"--t.p. "May 1987". "EPA/600/3-87/008". Bibliographic references: p. 173-177.