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ASCOT Contributions to the new DOE Notice, DOE N 153.1, mandating the use of the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC) at all DOE Sites.
Published: April 18, 2001
Posted: August 03, 2001

A new Department of Energy (DOE) Notice, DOE N 153.1, Connectivity to the Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability (ARAC), was issued on February 26, 2001. The Notice establishes appropriate Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) ARAC connectivity requirements for all DOE sites and facilities that have a potential for releasing hazardous material, sufficient to generate emergency declarations to the atmosphere. The BER's Atmospheric Science Program has contributed to the underpinning science for ARAC wind field simulations, meteorological observations, and modeling routines during the 1980s and early 1990s. The research has enhanced ARAC's capabilities in air quality modeling and wind field simulations.

Contact: Rickey Petty, SC-74, 3-5548
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Atmospheric System Research

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-74 Environmental Sciences Division, OBER)


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