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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||User's guide to the personal computer version of the biogenic emissions inventory system (PC-BEIS) /|
|Author||Pierce, Thomas E.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.|
|Publisher||Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Subjects||Air--Pollution--Research--Computer programs. ; Plant biomass--Computer programs. ; Botanical chemistry--Computer programs. ; Hydrocarbons.|
|Additional Subjects||Vegetation ; Trees ; Computerized simulation ; Terpene hydrocarbons ; Manuals ; Emission factors ; Leaves(Botany) ; Surface temperature ; Sunlight ; Air pollution ; United States ; Rural areas ; Stationary sources ; Crops ;|
|Collation||vi, 43 p. ; 28 cm.|
The Personal Computer Version of the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (PC-BEIS) has been developed to allow users to estimate hourly emissions of biogenic non-methane hydrocarbon emissions for any county in the contiguous United States. PC-BEIS has been compiled using Microsoft FORTRAN and tested on IBM-compatible personal computers. The source code was written in ANSI FORTRAN 77 and should be transportable to most other computers. Emission rates depend on land use, leaf biomass, and emission factors. PC-BEIS also includes adjustments due to temperature and sunlight. A simple leaf energy balance module is included to allow more refined calculations of leaf temperature and sunlight through forest canopies. The user's guide briefly describes the technical background, provides an overview of computer aspects, and shows an example test case.
"EPA-600/4-90/084"--Cover. "December 1990"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-18).