Savannah River Experiment (DSI-9790)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00041

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Summary
Abstract: Savannah River Experiment is historical digital data set DSI-9790, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Major parameters which make up this file include hourly wind speed, direction and directional range at one to three levels and ambient temperature, dew point, vertical temperature gradient, precipitation and solar radiation when available. Historically, this sampling program was designed to take advantage of the krypton-85 plume produced by routine emissions from the operation of chemical separations facilities at the Savannah River plant (SRP) and the availability of 13 cryogenic air samplers used by ARL in a 1974 dispersion experiment (Ferber et al., 1977).a program of weekly air sampling at 13 locations surrounding the SRP began in March 1975. Pendergast et. al. (1979) reported the weekly data for the first 1 1/2 years (March 1975 through august 1976) of this sampling program. This final report includes those data along with weekly and twice-daily samples collected from September 1976 through mid-September 1977. Continuous sampling over this relatively long period provides air concentration data over a wide range of meteorological conditions as well as seasonal and annual average concentration patterns. Related files include weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual krypton-85 concentrations. Data processing: the data are collected from a cryogenic air sampling network of 13 stations surrounding the SRP operated continuously taking weekly or twice-daily (85) Kr samples from March 1975 to September 1977. These data are reported together with the monthly (85) Kr emissions at the plant and associated meteorological data. The (85) Kr sampling data have also been averaged into monthly, seasonal, and annual concentrations. These data should prove useful to air pollution modelers for model improvement and verification.

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Geographic Coverage
 N: 34.9 S: 31.3  E: -79.8  W: -83.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Savannah River Experiment (DSI-9790)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-03-01
Stop Date: 1977-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >STATION HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
HVAS >High Volume Air Sampler
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
PSYCHROMETERS    [Information]
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]
WIND VANES    [Information]
PYRHELIOMETERS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Data quality problems, including questions concerning the actual monthly emission for the first five months (March 3, 1975 through August 4, 1975) have not been completely resolved. NCDC, therefore, has substituted the arithmetic average monthly emission (for the period august 1975 through September 1977) for the first five months. The average value is believed to be within + or - 20% of the actual values for March through June 1975 but the July 1975 value has a much larger uncertainty. For the purpose of calculating long-term (seasonal annual) mean concentrations, the (85) Kr release may be assumed to be continuous, and at a uniform rate, during each month. Actually chemical separations operations are done as a batch process in separate runs lasting 10 hours or longer and there are many days with no emissions. Emission rates may vary by more than a factor of three during a run. However, separations are done around the clock (no day-night bias) on most days including weekends and the fluctuations in emission rate should not seriously affect long-term concentrations (Draxler, 1980).

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Not derived from another source.
PROCESS DATE: Unknown


Access Constraints
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-9790 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


Personnel
NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21

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