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Title: Using DUSTRAN to Simulate Fog-Oil Dispersion and Its Impacts on Local Insect Populations at Ft. Hood: Final Report

Abstract

Smokes and obscurants (S&O) are important screening agents used during military training exercises on many military installations. Although the use of S&O is subject to environmental laws, the fate and effects of S&O on natural habitats are not well documented. One particular concern is the impact S&O may have on local insect populations, which can be important components of terrestrial food chains of endangered species. Fog-oil (FO) is an S&O that is of particular concern. An important part of assessing potential ecosystem impacts is the ability to predict downwind FO concentrations. This report documents the use of the comprehensive atmospheric dispersion modeling system DUST TRANsport (DUSTRAN) to simulate the downwind transport and diffusion of a hypothetical FO release on the U.S. Army installation at Ft. Hood, TX.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
901189
Report Number(s):
PNNL-16321
400403209; TRN: US200713%%235
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MILITARY FACILITIES; FOG; SMOKES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; INSECTS; TRAINING; FLOW MODELS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Rishel, Jeremy P., Chapman, Elaine G., Rutz, Frederick C., and Allwine, K Jerry. Using DUSTRAN to Simulate Fog-Oil Dispersion and Its Impacts on Local Insect Populations at Ft. Hood: Final Report. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/901189.
Rishel, Jeremy P., Chapman, Elaine G., Rutz, Frederick C., & Allwine, K Jerry. Using DUSTRAN to Simulate Fog-Oil Dispersion and Its Impacts on Local Insect Populations at Ft. Hood: Final Report. United States. doi:10.2172/901189.
Rishel, Jeremy P., Chapman, Elaine G., Rutz, Frederick C., and Allwine, K Jerry. Fri . "Using DUSTRAN to Simulate Fog-Oil Dispersion and Its Impacts on Local Insect Populations at Ft. Hood: Final Report". United States. doi:10.2172/901189. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/901189.
@article{osti_901189,
title = {Using DUSTRAN to Simulate Fog-Oil Dispersion and Its Impacts on Local Insect Populations at Ft. Hood: Final Report},
author = {Rishel, Jeremy P. and Chapman, Elaine G. and Rutz, Frederick C. and Allwine, K Jerry},
abstractNote = {Smokes and obscurants (S&O) are important screening agents used during military training exercises on many military installations. Although the use of S&O is subject to environmental laws, the fate and effects of S&O on natural habitats are not well documented. One particular concern is the impact S&O may have on local insect populations, which can be important components of terrestrial food chains of endangered species. Fog-oil (FO) is an S&O that is of particular concern. An important part of assessing potential ecosystem impacts is the ability to predict downwind FO concentrations. This report documents the use of the comprehensive atmospheric dispersion modeling system DUST TRANsport (DUSTRAN) to simulate the downwind transport and diffusion of a hypothetical FO release on the U.S. Army installation at Ft. Hood, TX.},
doi = {10.2172/901189},
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year = {Fri Dec 29 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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