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|Main Title||Computer Data Base from EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency's) Complex Terrain Field Studies. Description of a SAS (Statistical Analysis System) Computer Data Base from Tracer Field Studies at Cinder Cone Butte, Idaho; Hogback Ridge, New Mexico; and the Tracy Power Plant, Nevada.|
|Author||Truppi, L. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution ; Computer systems programs ; Statistical analysis ; Environmental tests ; Field tests ; Isotopic labeling ; Electric power plants ; Plume detection ; Meteorological data ; Data processing ; Emission factor ; Data bases ; Computer software ; Data analysis|
As part of EPA's effort to develop and demonstrate a reliable model of atmospheric dispersion in mountainous terrain, the Complex Terrain Model Development Program was initiated. Three tracer field studies were designed to test model estimates of plume impaction with observed tracer concentration. The first study was conducted at Cinder Cone Butte, Idaho; the second at the Tracy Power Plant, Nevada. The report describes a special computer data base that uses SAS (Statistical Analysis System) software to store meteorological and tracer gas data from the three tracer field studies. Using the self-documentation feature of SAS data sets, data variables can be quickly inspected and acquired for SAS software programming. Tables give a complete listing of all data variables along with a short descriptive label.