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"Typical day" Meteorological Data for Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
79003
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
RDI060003362
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.
131 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421 3126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: "Typical day" Meteorological Data for Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (ATD) Modeling
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-06-P-0099
Award Amount: $99,943.00
 

Abstract:

The complexity of Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (ATD) modeling requires physically consistent weather data evolving in both space and time. Spatially and/or temporally averaged data found in climatological products is not suitable for ATD modeling. The proposed solution for providing "typical day" meteorological data couples innovative search techniques applied to long-range historical archives and standard Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) mesoscale models to recreate a selected historical event identified as representative of typical for a region and season. The proposed search techniques focus on the application of frequency distribution analysis of parameters of relevance to ATD modeling, and can be applied for not only the search for "typical" days, but also significant "atypical" days that may be of relevance to ATD planners. The application of standard NWP models provides for "typical" weather data sets of the same content and resolution as is used from operational forecast sources. AER proposes a Phase 1 program to develop and demonstrate a methodology for providing "typical day" meteorological data that is ready for direct use by HPAC. The proposed work is low-risk in that it leverages existing technologies, and applies standard statistical techniques in innovative ways relevant to the ATD problem space.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Lowe
Principal Investigator
7813772362
slowe@aer.com

Business Contact:

Cecilia Sze
President and CEO
7817612288
csze@aer.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.
131 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421

EIN/Tax ID: 042608324
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No