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Tracking and predicting the atmospheric dispersion of hazardous material releases : implications for homeland security

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Besides accidental atmospheric releases from industrial sites, energy facilities, and vehicles transporting hazardous materials, communities also worry about the terrorist threat of the intentional  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 0309089263 9780309089265
OCLC Number: 756524474
Description: 1 online resource (113 s.)
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Introduction; 4 2. User Needs; 5 3. Observational Capabilities and Needs; 6 4. Dispersion Modeling: Application to C/B/N Releases; 7 References; 8 Acronyms and Abbreviations; 9 Committee Biographies; 10 Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List; 11 Appendix B: Overview of Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling; 12 Appendix C: Meteorological Observing Systems for Tracking and Modeling C/B/N Plumes; 13 Appendix D: Scientific and Technical Information Needs of Emergency First Responders; 14 Appendix E: Ensemble Simulations with Coupled Atmospheric Dynamic and Dispersion Models: Illustrating Uncertainties in Dosage Simulations; 15 Appendix F: Modeling Studies of the Dispersion of Smoke Plumes from the World Trade Center Fires; 16 Appendix G: Use of Atmospheric Models in Response to the Chernobyl Disaster; 17 Appendix H: Preparatory Exercises at the Salt Lake City Olympics; 18 Appendix I: URBAN 2000 Overview; 19 Color Plates
Responsibility: Committee on the Atmospheric Dispersion of Hazardous Material Releases, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

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