Analyzing Historical Meteorological Data for Air Quality Analyses

Report No: 79-R54

Published in 1979

About the report:

The Research Council, in cooperation with the Data Processing and Environmental Quality Divisions, developed a set of three computer programs for analyzing historical meteorological data. These programs significantly improve the Department's ability to analyze and employ historical meteorological data. They are computationally efficient and require significantly less computer time than the currently used programs. They also allow the user to compute atmospheric stability categories by either of two recognized algorithms, and admit the processing of temperature data as well as wind data. These programs have been designed to aggregate and then analyze meteorological data on a season and hour-of-day basis.

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Other Authors

William A. Carpenter, Ronald L. Heisler, Samuel F. Curling

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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