Development of an open platform system for environmental pathway analysis.

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Most existing computer codes for environmental pathway modeling have been developed to satisfy a specific objective (e.g., perform analyses to demonstrate regulatory compliance). These codes were written in various computer languages and software environments over time and often are not mutually compatible. In recent years, largely driven by advancements in industrial software development, a new concept based on ''modularization'' has emerged. This approach entails the development of common ''modules,'' or components, that can be shared by and used in different applications that have certain common needs. For instance, an air dispersion model can be written as a common component to ... continued below

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LePoire, D. J.; Arnish, J. J.; Gnanapragasam, E. & Chen, S. Y. June 26, 2001.

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Most existing computer codes for environmental pathway modeling have been developed to satisfy a specific objective (e.g., perform analyses to demonstrate regulatory compliance). These codes were written in various computer languages and software environments over time and often are not mutually compatible. In recent years, largely driven by advancements in industrial software development, a new concept based on ''modularization'' has emerged. This approach entails the development of common ''modules,'' or components, that can be shared by and used in different applications that have certain common needs. For instance, an air dispersion model can be written as a common component to be shared by several different applications, each with the need to model air dispersion of some material release. When this concept is fully developed, modeling applications would become an exercise of selecting, integrating, and applying a consistent combination of appropriate pre-existing modules for a specific problem. Although modularization holds promising advantages over the traditional approach, a number of issues do exist. These issues must be fully addressed and resolved before the approach can be accepted as a new paradigm for environmental modeling. This paper discusses these issues and provides recommendations and a course of actions for future development.

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  • ANS 2001 Winter Meeting, Reno, NV (US), 11/11/2001--11/15/2001

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  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP-105199
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 792118
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc737886

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LePoire, D. J.; Arnish, J. J.; Gnanapragasam, E. & Chen, S. Y. Development of an open platform system for environmental pathway analysis., article, June 26, 2001; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737886/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.