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Title: User's guide to the Personal Computer Version of the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (PC-BEIS). Final report, June 1989-December 1990

The Personal Computer Version of the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System (PC-BEIS) has been developed to allow users to estimate hourly emissions of biogenic non-methane hydrocarbon emissions for any county in the contiguous United States. PC-BEIS has been compiled using Microsoft FORTRAN and tested on IBM-compatible personal computers. The source code was written in ANSI FORTRAN 77 and should be transportable to most other computers. Emission rates depend on land use, leaf biomass, and emission factors. PC-BEIS also includes adjustments due to temperature and sunlight. A simple leaf energy balance module is included to allow more refined calculations of leaf temperature and sunlight through forest canopies. The user's guide briefly describes the technical background, provides an overview of computer aspects, and shows an example test case.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6252629
Report Number(s):
PB-91-136549/XAB; EPA--600/8-90/084
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (USA). Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; HYDROCARBONS; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; FORECASTING; FORTRAN; MICROCOMPUTERS; PROGRESS REPORT; STATIONARY POLLUTANT SOURCES; COMPUTERS; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION SOURCES; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; SIMULATION 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)