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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||EPA Spatial Allocator User Guide.|
|CORP Author||Science Applications International Corp., Raleigh, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Research and Development.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution ; User manuals(Computer programs) ; Spatial distribution ; Emission control ; Data transmission ; Integrated systems ; US EPA ; Data base management ; Geographic information systems ; Computer programs ; Modeling ; Computer software ; Mathematical models ; Computer files ; Emission inventories ; Multimedia Integrated Modeling System(MIMS)|
The MIMS Spatial Allocator was originally designed (and has since been expanded) as a tool to help prepare emission inventory information without the use of commercial Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Emissions inventories are generally created based on political boundaries or attached to specific locations (e.g., railways), but most models require emissions to be located within specific grid cell boundaries. In conjunction with the Sparse Matrix Operating Kernel Emissions (SMOKE) system, the Spatial Allocator compares model grid boundaries with the geographic boundaries of inventories to distribute activity and emissions data properly over the modeling grid. The Spatial Allocator was designed to prepare the AGPRO, MGPRO, and BGPRO surrogate inputs required by the SMOKE system.