Tests of the higher order turbulence model for atmospheric circulations (HOTMAC) at Deseret Chemical Depot

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Deseret Chemical Depot is one of the US Army`s storage facilities for its stockpile of chemical weapon agents. Congress has directed the Department of Defense to eliminate the aging stockpiles, which have existed since the end of World War II, and the US Army is destroying these lethal chemical munitions. Although the danger is slight, accurate predictions of the wind field in the valley are necessary for dispersion calculations in the event of an accident involving toxic chemicals at the depot. There are several small communities in Rush and Tooele valleys, including the town of Tooele, and Salt Lake City ... continued below

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Costigan, K. R. November 1, 1998.

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    Publisher Info: Los Alamos National Lab., Earth and Environmental Sciences Div., NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: New Mexico

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Deseret Chemical Depot is one of the US Army`s storage facilities for its stockpile of chemical weapon agents. Congress has directed the Department of Defense to eliminate the aging stockpiles, which have existed since the end of World War II, and the US Army is destroying these lethal chemical munitions. Although the danger is slight, accurate predictions of the wind field in the valley are necessary for dispersion calculations in the event of an accident involving toxic chemicals at the depot. There are several small communities in Rush and Tooele valleys, including the town of Tooele, and Salt Lake City is located 65 km to the Northeast of Deseret Chemical Depot South area, at 1,300 m MSL and beyond the Oquirrh Mountains. The purpose of this report is to carry out three-dimensional numerical simulations of the atmospheric circulations in the region around Deseret Chemical Depot with the Higher Order Turbulence Model for Atmospheric Circulations (HOTMAC) and to evaluate the performance of the model. The code had been modified to assimilate local meteorological observations through the use of Newtonian nudging. The nudging scheme takes advantage of the extensive network of local observations in the valley.

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  • Other: DE99000801
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-2059
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/290975 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 290975
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675451

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Costigan, K. R. Tests of the higher order turbulence model for atmospheric circulations (HOTMAC) at Deseret Chemical Depot, report, November 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675451/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.