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Main Title EPA complex terrain model development : description of a computer data base from the Full Scale Plume Study, Tracy Power Plant, Nevada /
Author Truppi, Lawrence E. ; Truppi, L. E.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/3-86/068
Stock Number PB87-133476
OCLC Number 703649216
Subjects Air quality--Nevada--Data processing ; Dispersion ; Smoke plumes--Environmental aspects--Nevada
Additional Subjects Terrain models ; Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Plumes ; Electric power plants ; Concentration(Composition) ; Information system ; Sulfur oxides ; Meteorology ; Tracer studies ; Air pollution sampling ; Air quality
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/3-86-068 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/28/2011
NTIS  PB87-133476 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 105 p. : maps, charts ; 28 cm.
As part of the EPA's Complex Terrain Model Development Program, the Full Scale Study was conducted at the Tracy Power Plant near Reno, Nevada. SO6 tracer gas and oil-fog particles were injected into the base of a 91.4 smokestack, and CF3Br tracer was released from one of three levels on a 150-m tower upwind from the targeted terrain. During 14 experiments at night or early morning from August 6 to 27, 1984, a tracer concentration data base of over 11,000 hourly samples was accumulated for both tracers at 110 sites. Meteorology data recorded on a 150-m tower included wind, from triaxial propeller anemometers at six levels, sonic anemometers at three levels and temperature from sensors at six levels. All data, tracer and meteorological, were stored on magnetic tape to provide an accessible computer data base. Tape files were fully documented to facilitate utilization of the data base for modeling efforts.
"December 1986." Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-105) "EPA/600/3-86/068."