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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title User's guide for RAM /
Author Catalano, Joseph A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Turner, D. Bruce, 1931-
Novak, Joan H.
Publisher Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/8-87/046; EPA-68-02-4106
Stock Number PB88-113261
OCLC Number 781059891
Subjects Air quality--Computer programs--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Air--Pollution--Computer programs--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Concentration(Composition) ; Urban areas ; Terrain ; Wind velocity ; Atmospheric temperature ; Turbulence ; Air flow ; Mathematical models ; Plumes ; Gaussian plume models ; Air quality ; RAM model ; Point sources ; Nonpoint sources
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-87-046 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/26/2012
NTIS  PB88-113261 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
RAM is an air quality model based on the Gaussian-plume simplication of the diffusion equation which assumes time independence in the input meteorology and concentration. The model is primarily used to determine short-term (one hour to one day) concentrations from point and area sources. A maximum of 250 point sources and 100 area sources can be considered to yield pollutant concentrations at a maximum of 180 receptors. The simulation is done using hourly meteorological data for periods ranging from one hour to one year. A default option is available in the model for regulatory applications. Use of this option automatically sets certain parameters to preassigned values for consistency with the 'Guideline on Air Quality Models (Revised)' (EPA, 1986).
"EPA/600/8-87/046." "October 1987." NTIS accession number PB 88-113 261/AS." Includes bibliographical references.