"The Atmospheric Release Advisory Capability modeled the wind flow in the Gulf Region in order to make projections of the Kuwait oil fires pollution dispersion. Extensive meteorological models incorporating explicit terrain influences to the flow fields were routinely employed through a six month international assessment support effort organized by the World Meteorological Organization and U.S. scientific research agencies. Results show generally close agreement with visible imagery of the smoke plumes as detected by meteorological satellites. However, there are some examples of significant disagreement or failure of the meteorological models. These failures are most likely directly linked to missing or unavailable weather observations."
UCRL- JC 110365
National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center: https://narac.llnl.gov/
Workshop on Environmental Dimensions of the Gulf: Policy and Institutional Perspectives. United Arab Emirates University and the World Bank, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. April 19-22, 1992.