Numerical predictions of the atmospheric circulations and dispersion of toxic releases in complex terrain

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The South Area of Tooele Army Depot is one of the US Army`s storage facilities for its stockpile of chemical weapon agents. The Department of Defense is preparing to destroy the aging stockpiles of lethal chemical munitions, which have existed since the end of World War II. Although the danger slight, accurate predictions of the wind fields in the valley and accurate dispersion calculations are important in the event of an accident involving toxic chemicals at the depot. In order to prepare for an emergency which might involve a release of toxic agents to the atmosphere, the Higher Order Turbulence ... continued below

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Costigan, K.R. & Flicker, D.G. September 1, 1995.

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The South Area of Tooele Army Depot is one of the US Army`s storage facilities for its stockpile of chemical weapon agents. The Department of Defense is preparing to destroy the aging stockpiles of lethal chemical munitions, which have existed since the end of World War II. Although the danger slight, accurate predictions of the wind fields in the valley and accurate dispersion calculations are important in the event of an accident involving toxic chemicals at the depot. In order to prepare for an emergency which might involve a release of toxic agents to the atmosphere, the Higher Order Turbulence Model for Atmospheric circulations (HOTMAC) and its companion code RAndom Particle and Diffusion (RAPTAD) have been adapted for use in predicting where dangerous amounts of these chemicals may travel. Both codes have been applied to a number of air quality studies in the past, including previous dispersion studies at Tooele.

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  • 9. joint American Meteorological Society/Air and Waste Management Association conference on applications of air pollution meteorology, Atlanta, GA (United States), 28 Jan - 2 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96000068
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-3032
  • Report No.: CONF-960127--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 127519
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623449

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Costigan, K.R. & Flicker, D.G. Numerical predictions of the atmospheric circulations and dispersion of toxic releases in complex terrain, article, September 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623449/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.