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Main Title Evaluation of complex terrain air quality simulation models /
Author Wackter, David. ; Londergan, R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Londergan, Richard.
CORP Author TRC Environmental Consultants, Inc., East Hartford, CT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-450/4-84-017; EPA-68-02-3514
Stock Number PB85-119485
OCLC Number 12207280
Subjects Air--Pollution ; Meteorology--United States--Mathematical models ; Meteorology--United States--Statistical methods ; Meteorology--Mathematical models ; Meteorology--Statistical methods
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Terrain models ; Electric power plants ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sulfur dioxide ; Performance evaluation ; Air quality ; Gaussian plume models
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-450/4-84-017 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/27/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-4-84-017 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/21/2021
ESAD  EPA 450-4-84-017 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB85-119485 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 29 cm
This report summarizes the results of a comprehensive evaluation of eight air quality models applicable to complex terrain. Seven of the models are 'Gaussian' and one is 'numerical.' The models are evaluated with data obtained from two field measurements programs. The Cinder Cone Butte data base is for tracers released upwind of a dense sampler network for a limited number of hours. The Westvaco data base contains a year of routine hourly SO2 measurements for an 11 station network. The report includes numerous tabulations of each model's performance in terms of statistical measures of performance recommended by the American Meteorological Society. The purpose of the report is two-fold. First, it serves to document for the models considered, and similar models, their relative performance. Second, it provides the basis for a peer scientific review of the models. To stay within the spirit of this latter purpose, the report is limited to a factual presentation of information and performance statistics. No attempt is made to interpret the statistics or to provide direction to the reader, lest reviewers might be biased.
Contract Number: 68-02-3514. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Includes bibliographical references. "TRC Environmental Consultants."