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Main Title A pilot study on dispersion near roadways /
Author Petersen, William B.
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Petersen, William B.
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Sciences Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/4-78-044
Stock Number PB-289 451
OCLC Number 52971121
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Roads ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Wind velocity ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mathematical models ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Diffusion modeling ; Nonpoint sources ; HIWAY model ; Gaussian plume models
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA-600/4-78-044 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/03/2004 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-78-044 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/10/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-4-78-044 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/30/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/4-78-044 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/05/2003
NTIS  PB-289 451 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 23 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
High frequency wind fluctuation data were used to estimate the dispersion near roadways. The standard deviations of the wind direction and the elevation angle were computed for six averaging times. The EPA HIWAY model was modified to use these fluctuation statistics directly to estimate dispersion. The data from the General Motors Sulfate Dispersion Experiment were used in this study. In particular, the data used in this pilot study were three half-hour periods when the winds were nearly parallel with the test track. Results from analysis show that model performance was improved for parallel wind conditions when the fluctuation statistics of the wind were used to estimate dispersion. The results also show that model estimates are most sensitive to the vertical dispersion parameter. Concentrations seem to be insensitive to the horizontal dispersion parameter.
"August 1978." "EPA-600/4-78-044."