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Main Title Evaluation of short-term long-range transport models : volume 2. Appendices A through E /
Author Policastro, A. J. ; Wastag, M. ; Coke, L. ; Carhart, R. A. ; Dunn, W. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Policastro, Anthony Joseph.
Possiel, Norman C.
CORP Author Argonne National Lab., IL. ;Illinois Univ. at Chicago Circle.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/450/4-86/016B
Stock Number PB87-142345
OCLC Number 48778486
Subjects Transport theory
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Environmental transport ; Atmospheric models ; Mathematical models ; Concentration(Composition) ; Plumes ; Particles ; Appendices
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 450-4-86-016b Print copy Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/06/2009
NTIS  PB87-142345 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 293 pages ; 28 cm
Eight short-term long-range transport models (MESOPUFF, MESOPLUME, MSPUFF, MESOPUFF II, MTDDIS, ARRPA, RADM, and RTM-II) have been evaluated with field data from two data bases involving tracer releases. The primary quantitative means of evaluating model performance was the use of the American Meteorological Society statistics. Supplementary measures included the use of isopleth plots of ground-level concentrations, scatter plots, cumulative frequency distributions and frequency histograms of residuals. General features of the model performance included: (a) spatial offset of predicted and observed patterns, (b) a time difference between the arrival of the predicted and observed plumes at a particular receptor, and (c) an angular offset of as much as 20-45 degrees between predicted and observed plumes.
"Volume 2 of 2 volumes." "October 1986." EPA project officer: Norman C. Possiel. Microfiche.
Contents Notes
Vol. 1: Analysis, procedures and results -- Vol. 2: Appendices A through E.