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Main Title MPTER. EPA/ORD (Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Research and Development) Air Quality Simulation Model (for Microcomputers).
Author Mersch, J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Meteorology and Assessment Div.
Publisher 1 Aug 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/SW/DK-89/166;
Stock Number PB90-500356
Additional Subjects Models-Simulation ; Air pollution ; Plumes ; Dispersions ; Terrain ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Diskettes ; Air quality ; Point sources ; Gaussian plume models ; L=Fortran ; H=IBM PC
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-500356 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/1990
Collation 1 diskette
MPTER is a multiple point-source Gaussian model with optional terrain adjustment. MPTER estimates concentration on an hour-by-hour basis for relatively inert pollutants (i.e., SO2 and TSP). MPTER uses Pasquill-Gifford or Briggs urban dispersion parameters and Briggs plume rise methods to calculate the spreading and the rise of plumes. The model is most applicable for source-receptor distances less than 10 kilometers and for locations with level or gently rolling terrain. Terrain adjustments are restricted to receptors whose elevation is no higher than the lowest stack top. In addition to terrain adjustments, options are also available for wind profile exponents, buoyancy induced dispersion, gradual plume rise, stack downwash, and plume half-life. Software Description: The model is written in the FORTRAN programming language for implementation on an IBM-PC compatible microcomputer. Data is in compressed format but a dearchive utility is included.