EPA Science Inventory

3MRA: A MULTI-MEDIA HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL MODELING SYSTEM FOR SITE-SPECIFIC TO NATIONAL SCALE REGULATORY APPLICATIONS

Citation:

LANIAK, G. F., J. E. BABENDREIER, S. KRONER, Z. SALEEM, K. L. WOLFE, AND R. S. PARMAR. 3MRA: A MULTI-MEDIA HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL MODELING SYSTEM FOR SITE-SPECIFIC TO NATIONAL SCALE REGULATORY APPLICATIONS. Presented at Board of Scientifc Counselors Land Goal Research Program Review, Cincinnati, OH, December 13 - 15, 2005.

Description:

3MRA provides a technology that fully integrates the full dimensionality of human and ecological exposure and risk assessment, thus allowing regulatory decisions a more complete expression of potential adverse health effects related to the disposal and reuse of contaminated wastestreams. 3MRA provides a technology that facilitates research, model development, and regulatory assessment. This, in turns, establishes a pathway for assimilating modeling-based research products directly into regulatory-based assessments.

Purpose/Objective:

The primary goals are to: (1) Construct a 400-node PC-based supercomputing cluster supporting Windows and Linux computer operating systems (i.e. SuperMUSE: Supercomputer for Model Uncertainty and Sensitivity Evaluation); (2) Develop platform-independent system software for the management of SuperMUSE and parallelization of EPA models and modeling systems for implementation on SuperMUSE (and other PC-based clusters); (3) Conduct uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of the 3MRA modeling system; (4) Develop advanced algorithmic software for advanced statistical sampling methods, and screening, localized, and global sensitivity analyses; and (5) Provide customer-oriented model applications for probabilistic risk assessment supporting quality assurance in multimedia decision-making.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Start Date: 12/13/2005
Completion Date: 12/13/2005
Record Last Revised: 06/21/2006
Record Created: 02/15/2006
Record Released: 02/15/2006
Record ID: 149486

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION

REGULATORY SUPPORT BRANCH