Accession Number:

ADA091803

Title:

Spill Assessment Model User's Manual.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 79-Feb 80,

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

This report is a users guide to the Spill Assessment Model SAM which is a mathematical model for application in assessing the impact of catastrophic spills in waterways as developed in ESL-TR-80-07. The spill model addresses instantaneous and continuous point source discharges into water courses including rivers, lakes, streams, and estuaries. The model is in a generalized form using parameters and interchangeable data items so as not to unnecessarily restrict the scope of application to hydrazine. SAM estimates the extent and duration of hazardous concentrations in water-bodies associated with accidental discharges and determines when these concentrations drop below toxic levels. SAM is designed as a management tool to support clean-up operations in the event of a spill, to permit post-incident analyses, and to serve as a basis for contingency planning. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE