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Main Title Urban air pollution modeling without computers /
Author Benarie, Michel M.
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Meteorology and Assessment Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600/4-76-055
Stock Number PB-262 393
OCLC Number 03098442
Subjects Air--Pollution--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Meteorological data ; Urban areas ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Mathematical models ; Forecasting ; Concentration(Composition) ; Carbon monoxide ; Wind velocity ; Sulfur dioxide ; Wind direction ; Frequency distribution ; Correlation techniques ; Numerical analysis ; Accuracy
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=20012V35.PDF
Holdings
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-76-055 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/11/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-4-76-055 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/23/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-76-055 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/25/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/4-76-055 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-4-76-055 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-262 393 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 71 p. : graphs ; 28 cm.
Abstract
This report was the basis for a series of three lectures by the author on urban air pollution modeling, and represents a condensed version of selected topics from a recent monograph by him. The emphasis is on simple but efficient models that often can be used without resorting to high-speed computers. It is indicated that there will be many circumstances under which such simple models will be preferable to more complex ones. Some specific topics included in the discussion are the limits set by atmospheric predictability, forecasting pollution concentrations in real time as for pollution episodes, the simple box model for pollution concentrations, the frequency distribution of concentration values including the log-normal distribution and averaging-time analysis, the relationships between wind speed and concentration, and lastly the critical question of model validation and the need to consider several indices of goodness-of-fit if pitfalls are to be avoided.
Notes
"EPA-600/4-76-055." PB 262 393. Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-50).