A Fortran Program for Calculating Chemical Hazards Using the NATO Stanag 2103/ATP-45 Algorithm.
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The Military Agency for Standardization MAS of the north Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO has issued a draft for the algorithm to be used in calculating the maximum downwind hazard distances after attacks with chemical agents. The purpose of this report is to describe a computer program written in Microsoft FORTRAN Version 4.1 to apply the algorithm to calculate a set of sample results for dispersion over both land and sea for all atmospheric stability categories. Another purpose is to present the results in graphical form for convenient use. The validity of the algorithms is not appraised herein, but the program and results provided can be used for familiarization and as aids in improving the program written for an IBM compatible personal computer applies the algorithms of ATP 45 to give quick and accurate calculations for distances up to ten kilometers, under all wind speeds and stability categories, and for all but the lowest wind speed in a very stable atmosphere, for distances up to forty kilometers. Canada. AW
- Computer Programming and Software
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare