ARL Weekly News – March 16, 2018

The manuscript “Plume Dispersion in Low-Wind-Speed Conditions During Project Sagebrush Phase 2, with Emphasis on Concentration Variability” authored by Dennis Finn, Roger Carter, Richard Eckman, Jason Rich, Z. Gao, and H. Liu has been accepted for publication in Boundary-Layer Meteorology pending final edits.

Staff at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has requested copies of the software FRD developed to convert meteorological observations from a mesonet into the packed format used by the HYSPLIT model. They are considering a switch to HYSPLIT as their primary dispersion model for emergency-response activities. In such applications, emergency personnel often prefer plume simulations based on mesonet observations rather than simulations that use forecast meteorology from weather models.