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Atmospheric diffusion of droplet clouds

Author: Jerome Aroesty; Rand Corporation.; United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1984.
Series: Rand note, N-2134-ARPA.
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This note provides a preliminary analysis of contamination footprints associated with release of liquid chemical warfare agents in the atmosphere. When defense systems analysts require contamination footprints for situations that depart radically from the limited set of available field data, they use computer models presumably based on a sound understanding of the underlying physics to predict contamination zones  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aroesty, Jerome.
Atmospheric diffusion of droplet clouds.
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1984
(OCoLC)622004479
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Aroesty; Rand Corporation.; United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
OCLC Number: 11361662
Notes: "July 1984."
Description: ix, 25 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Rand note, N-2134-ARPA.
Responsibility: Jerome Aroesty ; prepared for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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This note provides a preliminary analysis of contamination footprints associated with release of liquid chemical warfare agents in the atmosphere. When defense systems analysts require contamination footprints for situations that depart radically from the limited set of available field data, they use computer models presumably based on a sound understanding of the underlying physics to predict contamination zones and magnitudes. The author has found, however, that the dispersal and diffusion models most used in air base and tactical ballistic missile defense studies neglect a fundamental element in describing the processes of atmospheric diffusion. This omission translates into a potentially severe underestimate of toxic cloud exposure. It is shown how these models can be modified to include the important effect of the droplets' fall velocity.

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