High Resolution Mesoscale Weather Data Improvement to Spatial Effects for Dose-Rate Contour Plot Predictions
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Reanalysis weather data is obtained for dates surrounding historical nuclear tests and processed through Regional Atmospheric Modeling System RAMS software to produce a high-resolution weather forecast. Output from RAMS is visualized to check for validity and input into Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability HPAC software and modeled predictions are compared to historical observation data. Simulations are conducted using constant high resolution weather and varying terrain resolution. The HPAC prediction is numerically compared to historical observation data. The result of this research culminated in the knowledge that early-time, low-altitude wind data was neglected by HPACs incorporation of the Defense Land Fallout Interpretive Code DELFIC Cloud Rise Module, resulting in HPAC predictions being inaccurate for early fallout deposition.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products