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Main Title Demonstration of INPUFF with the MATS Data Base.
Author Petersen, W. B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/357;
Stock Number PB87-195400
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Mathematical models ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Fortran ; Algorithms ; Reprints ; INPUFF models ; Gaussian plume models
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-195400 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 9p
An integrated puff model, INPUFF, is evaluated using the MATS data base. A description of the model is provided outlining the salient characteristics. A brief description of the MATS data base, which consists of 14 SF6 tracer releases with associated meteorology, is also provided. INPUFF slightly overestimated peak concentrations. Since the SF6 puffs were well mixed for every tracer release, model performance is very sensitive to estimates of the mixing heights. The absolute mean fractional error between two techniques for estimating the mixing height was 0.87, which indicates a large uncertainty in the very important input parameter.