||Development of Mesoscale Air Quality Simulation Models. Volume 1. Comparative Sensitivity Studies of PUFF, PLUME, and GRID Models for Long Distance Dispersion.
Bass, Arthur ;
Benkley, Carl W. ;
Scire, Joseph S. ;
Morris, Charles S. ;
||Environmental Research and Technology, Inc., Concord, MA.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Meteorology and Assessment Div.;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Meteorology Lab.
||NOAA-03-6-02-35254; EPA-600/7-80-056 ; EPA/DF-80/007D
Air pollution ;
Mathematical models ;
Computerized simulation ;
Computer programs ;
MESOPLUME computer program ;
MESOPUFF computer program ;
MESOGRID computer program ;
Southwestern Region(United States)
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This report provides detailed comparisons and sensitivity analyses of three candidate models, MESOPLUME, MESOPUFF, and MESOGRID. This was not a validation study; there was no suitable regional air quality data base for the Four Corners area. Rather, the models have been evaluated by analyzing: model response to varying mesoscale flow regimes, model sensitivity to systematic variations in meteorological and model design parameters; and model accuracy versus computational requirements and costs.