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Main Title User's Guide to the Personal Computer Version of the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (PC-BEIS2).
Author Birth, T. L. ;
CORP Author Computer Sciences Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher Jul 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/600/R-95/091;
Stock Number PB95-243184
Additional Subjects Natural emissions ; Emission factors ; Computerized simulation ; User guides ; Land use ; Temperature ; Canopy ; Sunlight ; Solar radiation ; Leaves(Botany) ; Biomass ; Photosynthesis ; Emission rates ; Nitrogen oxides ; Emission rates ; United States ; Biogenic Emissions Inventory System ; Emissions inventories ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-243184 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34p
The document is a user's guide for an updated Personal Computer version of the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (PC-BEIS2), allowing users to estimate hourly emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) and soil nitrogen oxide emissions for any county in the contiguous United States. Emission rates depend on land use, emission factors, temperature, and solar radiation. A simple canopy model is used to adjust photosynthetically active solar radiation at five vertical levels in the forest canopy. Emission rates from vegetation other than forests are expressed as BVOC carbon mass per unit land area, with a constant peak growing season biomass assumed. Light and temperature corrections are applied, but no canopy model is used for non-forested areas.