ARL News

Collaboration On Coastal Dispersion Planned


June 7, 2005

ARL is about to start on a new effort to address issues of coastal dispersion, in collaboration with Jackson State University. In the past, efforts along similar lines have been dedicated to specific sources, such as nuclear power plants or the sites of satellite launching. Now, the activity will be directly aimed at improving the description of dispersion regimes affected by land-sea breezes, in general. The Gulf of Mexico coast is seen as the focus of this new work.

At the same time, there is a new effort to study mercury along the Gulf coast. Moreover, the evolving urban test bed program is considering Houston as a first focus. Present plans are to work towards a convergence of these three programs. Other agencies are also involved. So far, discussions have involved EPA and DHS.

Contact information: Bruce B. Hicks
Phone: (301) 713-0684