Real-Time Analysis of Local Wind Patterns for Application to Nuclear-Emergency Response

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  • 1 Meteorology Services, Gas Control Department, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGandE) has sponsored development of a computer-based system for real-time analysis of local wind measurements in a complex-terrain setting. Mass-consistent modeling of tower- and Doppler-sounder data produces spatial wind-vector patterns on a color-graphic display. The system is currently deployed at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to assist meteorologists in supporting response to radiological emergencies.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGandE) has sponsored development of a computer-based system for real-time analysis of local wind measurements in a complex-terrain setting. Mass-consistent modeling of tower- and Doppler-sounder data produces spatial wind-vector patterns on a color-graphic display. The system is currently deployed at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant to assist meteorologists in supporting response to radiological emergencies.

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