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Main Title Evaluation of the real-time air-quality model using the RAPS data base : volume 4. evaluation guide /
Author Ruff, Ronald E.
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Author Title of a Work
Irwin, John S.
Ruff, Ronald E.
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/4-80-013d; 6868-FR-VOL-4; EPA-68-02-2770
Stock Number PB80-178361
OCLC Number 52994574
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Evaluation ; Plumes ; Sulfur dioxide ; Concentration(Composition) ; Computer programming ; RAM model ; Gaussian plume models
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-80-013d Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/29/2016
EJED  EPA-600-4-80-013d OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/19/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/4-80-013d Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/12/2003
ELBD RPS EPA 600-4-80-013d repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-4-80-013D Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-178379 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 51 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The theory and programming of statistical tests for evaluating the Real-Time Air-Quality Model (RAM) using the Regional Air Pollution Study (RAPS) data base are fully documented in four volumes. Moreover, the tests are generally applicable to other model evaluation problems. Volume 4 discusses the application and interpretation of the statistical programs, particularly with regard to use on the RAM. In general, there is no set procedure for evaluating an air-quality model because of the different reasons for evaluating models and many subjective decisions to be made during the process. However, guidelines are presented to cover a wide variety of evaluation needs, with attention to data preparation, classification, analysis, selection and application of tests, and interpretation of results. Several methods of diagnosing causes of poor model performance are discussed and some sample program outputs are also provided.
Project officer: John S. Irwin. Atmospheric Science Center, SRI International "February 1980." "EPA-600/4-80-013d."