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    Author(s): Leonidas G. Lavdas
    Date: 1986
    Source: Res. Pap. SE-256. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 33p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    A numerical index that estimates the atmosphere's capacity to disperse smoke from prescribed burning is described. The physical assumptions and mathematical development of the index are given in detail. A preliminary interpretation of dispersion index values is offered. A FORTRAN subroutine package for computing the index is included.

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    Lavdas, Leonidas G. 1986. An atmospheric dispersion index for prescribed burning. Res. Pap. SE-256. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 33p.

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    Keywords

    smoke management, air pollution potential, ventilation factor, Gaussian dispersion, mesoscale air quality, atmospheric stability classes, area pollution sources

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