Hanford Meteorological Station computer codes: Volume 3, The TANK computer code

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At the end of each graveyard shift the Hanford Meteorological Station (HMS), operated by Pacific Northwest Laboratory, issues a forecast of eight hourly average wind speeds and wind gusts for the 50-ft level. The Hanford Waste Management crew uses this forecast, called the tank farm forecast, to schedule daily work loads. The forecast covers an 8-hour period (0800 to 1600 during Pacific Standard Time (PST) or 0700 to 1500 during Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)) and the day-shift forecaster may modify the tank farm forecast to reflect changing wind conditions. The TANK computer code is used to archive these forecasts and ... continued below

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Buck, J.W. & Andrews, G.L. September 1, 1987.

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At the end of each graveyard shift the Hanford Meteorological Station (HMS), operated by Pacific Northwest Laboratory, issues a forecast of eight hourly average wind speeds and wind gusts for the 50-ft level. The Hanford Waste Management crew uses this forecast, called the tank farm forecast, to schedule daily work loads. The forecast covers an 8-hour period (0800 to 1600 during Pacific Standard Time (PST) or 0700 to 1500 during Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)) and the day-shift forecaster may modify the tank farm forecast to reflect changing wind conditions. The TANK computer code is used to archive these forecasts and apply quality assurance checks to the forecast data. The code accesses an input file, which contains the date of the previous forecast, and an output file, which contains tank farm forecasts for the current month. The program includes a data entry form consisting of 12 fields that must be filled in by the user. The information entered on the form is appended to the monthly forecast file, which provides an archive for the tank farm forecasts. This volume describes the implementation and operation of the TANK computer code at the HMS.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • Other: DE87014808
  • Report No.: PNL-6279-Vol.3
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6111523 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6111523
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1106708

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Buck, J.W. & Andrews, G.L. Hanford Meteorological Station computer codes: Volume 3, The TANK computer code, report, September 1, 1987; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1106708/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.