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Main Title Inpuff : a single source gaussian puff dispersion algorithm : user's guide /
Author Petersen, W. B. ; Catalano, J. A. ; Chico, T. ; Yuen, T. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Peterson, William B.
Turner, D. Bruce.
CORP Author Aerocomp, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/8-84-027; EPA-68-02-3750
Stock Number PB85-137131
OCLC Number 15863234
Subjects Interactive computer systems ; Computer input-output equipment
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Algorithms ; Diffusion ; Meteorology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Plumes ; Sources ; Gaussian plume models ; User manuals(Computer programs) ; INPUFF model ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Air quality ; Point sources
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD883.2EPA-600,8-84-027 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA-600/8-84-027 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/8-84-027 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/07/2011
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-84-027 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-8-84-027 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB85-137131 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 84 pages
INPUFF is a Gaussian INtegrated PUFF model. The Gaussian puff diffusion equation is used to compute the contribution to the concentration at each receptor from each puff every time step. Computations in INPUFF can be made for a single point source at up to 25 receptor locations. In practice, however, the number of receptors should be kept to a minimum. In the default mode, the model assumes a homogeneous wind field. However, the user has the option of specifying the wind field for each meteorological period at up to 100 user-defined grid locations. Three dispersion algorithms are utilized within INPUFF for dispersion downwind of the source. These include Pasquill's scheme as discussed by Turner (1970) and a dispersion algorithm discussed by Irwin (1983), which is a synthesis of Draxler's (1976) and Cramer's (1976) ideas. The third dispersion scheme is used for long travel times in which the growth of the puff becomes proportional to the square root of travel time. A software plotting package is provided to display concentration versus time for a given receptor and the puff trajectories after each simulation time.
"Project officer, D. Bruce Turner." "Contract no. EPA 68-02-3750."