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Main Title Estimating concentrations downwind from an instantaneous puff release {microform} /
Author Petersen, William B.
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/3-82/078
Stock Number PB82-261959
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Hazardous substances--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Hazardous materials ; Concentration(Composition) ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Nomographs ; Computer programming ; Chemical spills ; Gaussian puff model ; Numerical solution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-261959 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 72 p. : ill.; 28 cm.
This document provides an approach to estimating concentrations downwind of an instantaneous puff release. Dispersion of the puff is described by the Gaussian puff equation, using the didpersion parameters presented in Meteorology and Atomic Energy. The primary purpose of this work is to provide estimates of the instantaneous peak concentration or average concentration through the use of simple equations and nomograms. Example problems are provided to demonstrate the use of the equations and nomograms. A computerized Gaussian puff model is also presented.
"EPA 600/3-82-078." "August 1982." Bibliography: pages 25-27. Microform.