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Main Title Power plant stack plumes in complex terrain : data analysis and characterization of plume behavior /
Author Pickering, Kenneth E. ; Woodward, Robert H. ; Koch, Robert C.
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Holzworth, George C.
Woodward, Robert H.
Koch, Robert C.
CORP Author Geomet, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Meteorology and Assessment Div.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600/7-80-008; EPA-68-02-2260
Stock Number PB80-140999
OCLC Number 54101606
Subjects Smoke plumes--Research. ; Smoke plumes--Analysis.
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Plumes ; Combustion products ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Nitrogen oxide(NO) ; Steam electric power generation ; Mathematical models ; Concentration(Composition) ; Terrain ; Diurnal variations ; Seasonal variations ; Virginia ; Tables(Data) ; Coal fired power plants ; Gaussian plume models ; Southwest Region(Virginia) ; Clinch River power plant
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/19/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-7-80-008 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/04/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/30/2004
ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-140999 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xvii, 315 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Aerometric data were collected during 16 months in the vicinity of the coal-fired Clinch River Power Plant, located in the complex terrain of southwestern Virginia. Statistical analyses of SO2, NO, and NO sub x concentrations at eight fixed monitoring sites revealed significant diurnal and seasonal variations. Cross-section pollutant and meteorological measurements made from a helicopter were analyzed to show the dimensions of the plume. Plume heights calculated from wind and temperature profiles and plume widths calculated from the standard deviation of wind direction produced improvements over standard estimates. The influence of terrain features on the shape and path of the plume is clearly shown when assessing the helicopter data and selected case studies of ground monitoring data. Parameters for a Gaussian plume model were modified in a stepwise manner by using site specific meteorological data. The data obtained for the Clinch River site should be useful in further diagnosis and model testing of plume behavior in complex terrain.
Project Officer: George C. Holzworth. GEOMET, Inc. "January 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600/7-80-008."