National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) Capabilities for Homeland Security [open pdf - 1MB]
"The Department of Energy's National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) provides critical information during hazardous airborne releases as part of an integrated national preparedness and response strategy. Located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL], NARAC provides 24/7 tools and expert services to map the spread of hazardous material accidentally or intentionally released into the atmosphere. NARAC graphical products show affected areas and populations, potential casualties, and health effect or protective action guideline levels. LLNL experts produce quality-assured analyses based on field data to assist decision makers and responders. NARAC staff and collaborators conduct research and development into new science, tools, capabilities, and technologies in strategically important areas related to airborne transport and fate modeling and emergency response. This paper provides a brief overview of some of NARAC's activities, capabilities, and research and development."
Office of Scientific & Technical Information: http://www.osti.gov/
Fifth International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2010). Chapel Hill, NC, USA. May 23-27, 2010