Joint URBAN2003 Experiment ARL Field Site and Equipment Configuration

Report No. ARL-TR-3439
Authors: Manuel D. Bustillos and David Quintis
Date/Pages: March 2005; 32 pages
Abstract: The joint effort in 2003, by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Measurements, Instrumentation, and Analysis Team, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency significantly conducted a field experiment for approximately 50 days. The project was part of the Joint URBAN2003 Atmospheric Dispersion Experiment in Oklahoma City, OK. This technical report gives details of the experimental layout ARL used to accomplish the mission objectives. It describes ARL?s preparation for the Joint URBAN2003 field experiment, the equipment, sites, and various meteorological measuring instruments on 10-m towers. The analysis and resulting conclusions are based on the wind and turbulence data studied from Joint URBAN2003, which are presented in other technical reports. These studies add a significant improvement for required quality-assured meteorological and tracer datasets in order to establish confidence in the indoor and outdoor dispersion models used to simulate dispersal of potential toxic agents in an urban environment. These studies also take into account how today?s U.S. Army battleground involves the day/night urban setting.
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