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Title: Meteorological Partnerships for the Savannah River Site/Central Savannah River Area

Abstract

In November 1996, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), and the Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) Operations Office, established formal Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA) with five local counties to provide meteorological assistance for emergency preparedness and response. The agreements defined three areas of collaboration: (1) establish meteorological monitoring stations in industrial corridors, (2) providing dispersion modeling software for emergency response, and (3) meteorological consultations during severe weather. In a related collaboration, WSRC partnered with a local television station to purchase and install a Doppler weather radar. Two monitoring sites have been installed in Augusta/Richmond Co., Georgia; two additional sites are planned. Real-time meteorological data from the new installations and from the existing SRS sites are now available to the participating counties via the Internet. The successful implementation of these initiatives is attributed to structuring agreements such that all participants become stakeholders who mutually share in the costs and benefits. More importantly, the project demonstrated that coordinated leveraging of resources existing within a community can provide a cost-effective benefit to the public.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
10527
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-99-00587
TRN: AH200126%%285
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Emergency Response 1999, Santa Fe, NM (US), 09/14/1999--09/17/1999; Other Information: PBD: 31 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; GEORGIA; IMPLEMENTATION; INTERNET; MONITORING; RADAR; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; TELEVISION; WEATHER; METEOROLOGY; EMERGENCY PLANS; REGIONAL COOPERATION

Citation Formats

Hunter, C.H. Meteorological Partnerships for the Savannah River Site/Central Savannah River Area. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hunter, C.H. Meteorological Partnerships for the Savannah River Site/Central Savannah River Area. United States.
Hunter, C.H. Tue . "Meteorological Partnerships for the Savannah River Site/Central Savannah River Area". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10527.
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abstractNote = {In November 1996, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), and the Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) Operations Office, established formal Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA) with five local counties to provide meteorological assistance for emergency preparedness and response. The agreements defined three areas of collaboration: (1) establish meteorological monitoring stations in industrial corridors, (2) providing dispersion modeling software for emergency response, and (3) meteorological consultations during severe weather. In a related collaboration, WSRC partnered with a local television station to purchase and install a Doppler weather radar. Two monitoring sites have been installed in Augusta/Richmond Co., Georgia; two additional sites are planned. Real-time meteorological data from the new installations and from the existing SRS sites are now available to the participating counties via the Internet. The successful implementation of these initiatives is attributed to structuring agreements such that all participants become stakeholders who mutually share in the costs and benefits. More importantly, the project demonstrated that coordinated leveraging of resources existing within a community can provide a cost-effective benefit to the public.},
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