Accession Number : ADA478617


Title :   Characterizing and Quantifying Local and Regional Particulate Matter Emissions From Department of Defense Installations


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV


Personal Author(s) : Gillies, J. A. ; Arnott, P. ; Etyemezian, V. ; Kuhns, H. ; Moosmuller, H. ; DuBois, D. ; Nickolic, D. ; Ahonen, S. ; Schwemmer, Geary ; Gillette, D. A.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA478617


Report Date : 07 JAN 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : CP-1191 had six primary objectives: (1) Determine contributions from dust and other sources at Ft. Bliss, TX, to assess the regional impacts of these emissions on ambient particulate matter levels, (2) Develop a dust emission factor database for military vehicles traveling on unpaved surfaces that reflects the influence of the surface over which the travel takes place and the speed of the vehicles, (3) Develop and test a dust emission transport model that can effectively determine the potential of these emissions for long-range transport, (4) Evaluate military vehicle disturbance effects on soil and surface properties and quantify the effects of disturbance on dust emission potential from impacted surfaces, (5) Assess the potential visibility degradation off-post by the emitted PM, and (6) Develop emission components that will be integrated with a GIS-based emission model to estimate dust emission contributions from testing and training activities. To meet the objectives listed above several field studies and one modeling exercise were carried out.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY VEHICLES , *DUST , *DESERTS , *AIR QUALITY , MONITORING , ATMOSPHERE MODELS , WIND EROSION , EMISSION CONTROL , SOIL EROSION , WIND TUNNEL TESTS , INSTRUMENTATION


Subject Categories : AIR POLLUTION AND CONTROL
      ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS
      METEOROLOGY
      SOIL MECHANICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE