Federal Research and Development Needs and Priorities for Atmospheric Transport and Diffusion Modeling
September 2004
(FCM-R23-2004)


Last Updated : January 10, 2005
www.ofcm.gov

Entire Report
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Opening

  • Cover
  • Foreword
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
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1.0 Introduction

  • 1.1 Purpose
  • 1.2 ATD Models in a Consequence Assessment System
  • 1.3 Scope and Context of the R&D Planning Activity
  • 1.4 Structure
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2.0 User Needs

  • 2.1 The Emergency Preparedness and Response Environment
  • 2.2 User Needs in Other Applications of ATD Modeling Systems
  • 2.3 ATD Information Required for Hazard Response Decisions
  • 2.4 Constraints and Tradeoffs in ATD Modeling to Meet User Needs
  • 2.5 “If I Can’t Have Certainty, Tell Me How Bad It Could Be, and Where”
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3.0 Model Capabilities Required to Meet User Needs

  • 3.1 Consequences of Model Scale
  • 3.2 Requirements and Capabilities by System Component
  • 3.3 Transitioning New Research and Development Capability to Operations
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4.0 Modeling and Measurement Research Needs

  • 4.1 R&D Prioritization Methodology
  • 4.2 Improving ATD Meteorological and Concentration Models
  • 4.3 Improving Measurement Technologies
  • 4.4 Model–Data Interface Challenges
  • 4.5 Summary of R&D Needs
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5.0 An R&D Strategy to Meet User Needs

  • 5.1 The Goals for ATD Modeling R&D
  • 5.2 The R&D Aspects of Interpreting Uncertainty Implications for Users
  • 5.3 Capture Existing Data Sets for New Objectives
  • 5.4 Foster Evaluation Standards for Modeling Systems and Components
  • 5.5 Coordinate Programs for Improved Measurement Technologies
  • 5.6 Establish Multiple ATD Test Beds
  • 5.7 Plan and Conduct Special Studies and Experiments
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6.0 Recommendations

  • 6.1 Quantify Model Uncertainties and Interpret Their Implications to Users
  • 6.2 Capture and Use Existing Data Sets
  • 6.3 Implement ATD Testbeds
  • 6.4 Develop Standards for Model V&V
  • 6.5 Improve the Spatial and Temporal Scale Interactions between Meteorological and ATD Models
  • 6.6 Improve Measurement Technology
  • 6.7 Design and Conduct Special Studies and Experiments
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References
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Appendices

  • A. Historical Perspective
  • B. Federal Capabilities and Research and Development Programs
  • C. Atmospheric Transport and Diffusion Modeling Considerations
  • D. Acronym List
  • E. List of JAG/ATD(R&DP) Participants
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