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Main Title Summary of complex terrain model evaluation /
Author White, Fred D. ; Ching, J. K. S. ; Dennis, R. L. ; Snyder, W. H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
White, Fred D.
CORP Author American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher Atmospheric Sciences Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3-85/060
Stock Number PB85-236891
OCLC Number 703617296
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Smoke plumes--Mathematical models ; Atmospheric diffusion--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Mathematical models ; Terrain ; Air pollution ; Assessments ; Performance evaluation ; Statistical analysis ; Reviews ; Field tests ; Comparison ; Transport properties ; Atmospheric dispersion
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EKBD  EPA-600/3-85-060 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/28/2011
NTIS  PB85-236891 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various paging) : charts ; 28 cm.
The Environmental Protection Agency conducted a scientific review of a set of eight complex terrain dispersion models. TRC Environmental Consultants, Inc. calculated and tabulated a uniform set of performance statistics for the models using the Cinder Cone Butte and Westvaco Luke Mill data bases. Three members of the EPA Meteorology and Assessment Division reviewed the performance statistics and presented objective analyses of the models and their performance. An American Meteorological Society Steering Committee summarized the reviews and formulated three conclusions: (1) none of the models can be regarded as up-to-date scientifically; (2) one model exhibited much better performance statistics than did the others; and (3) overprediction was the most common problem with the models. The report consists of the AMS summary and copies of three independent reviews conducted to evaluate the model performance.
Project officer: Francis A. Schiermeier. "June 1985." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/3-85/060."