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Main Title User's manual for the Plume Visibility Model (PLUVUE) /
Author Johnson, Clark D. ; Latimer, Douglas A. ; Bergstrom, Robert W. ; Hogo., Henry
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Clark D.
CORP Author Systems Applications, Inc., San Rafael, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher The Office ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/450-4-80-032; EPA-68-02-0337
Stock Number PB81-163297
OCLC Number 07921327
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Meteorological optics--Mathematical models ; Visibility--Mathematical models ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Air quality ; Aerosols
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Visibility ; Mathematical models ; Manuals ; Plumes ; Particles ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur oxides ; Transport properties ; Plume visibility model
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-450/4-80-032 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/27/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-4-80-032 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 450-4-80-032 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/03/2012
ESAD  EPA 450-4-80-032 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/18/2005
NTIS  PB81-163297 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The plume visibility model (PLUVUE) is designed to predict the impacts of a single emissions source on visibility in Federal Class I areas. The objective of the model is to calculate visual range reduction and atmospheric discoloration caused by plumes consisting of primary particulates, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. The model uses the Gaussian equation for transport and dispersion. The spectral radiance is calculated for views with and without the plume to calculate other parameters related to perceptibility and contrast reduction. Plume optics calculations are made for two modes, plume-based and observer-based. Four types of calculations can be performed at each downwind distance: effects for horizontal lines of sight with a clear sky background; effects of the plume on horizontal views with white, grey or black viewing object; views looking down the plume centerline toward the source.
"November 1980." Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-417). "Contract no. 68-02-0337." "EPA/450-4-80-032."