APPLICATIONS OF LARSEN'S MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR AIR QUALITY STUDIES

The LARSEN computer program provides a convenient method for the planner or engineer to compare random pollutant sampling data to air quality standards by performing otherwise tendious calculations. The program can be used for two purposes: 1). To derive continuous 1-hour averaging time concentration distributions from non-continuously sampled 1-hour data and, 2). To derive any desire multi-hour averaging time distributions from 1-hour averaging time data. In addition, it is further concluded that a substantial cost savings can be realized in air quality monitoring programs by sampling on a random schedule (instead of continuously) and using the LARSEN program to estimate the yearly maximum concentrations that would have been measured if the sampling had been continuous for the entire year. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819
  • Authors:
    • Allen, P D
    • Ranzieri, A J
    • Shirley, E C
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-DOTTL7082-12-76-25
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM