HYSPLIT Applications for Emergency Decision Support, 2nd Edition

HYSPLIT Applications for Emergency Decision Support, 2nd Edition
  1. Describe the role of emergency managers, how they deal with hazardous materials emergencies, and what type of support they need from a forecaster
  2. Describe NWS Decision Support in the event of a hazmat release
  3. Describe effective communication strategies and tools and explain when it is appropriate to provide updated information
  4. List the people a forecaster should inform in the event of a hazmat incident
  5. Describe weather information that you should provide to an emergency responder in the event of a hazmat release
  6. Describe data sources for weather observations
  7. List relevant questions to ask an emergency manager and what information to provide for an air dispersion situation (HYSPLIT/ALOHA or ALOHA)
  8. List and characterize the different versions of HYSPLIT and ALOHA that are available, including their application and limitations
  9. Recall sources of assistance for using HYSPLIT/ALOHA (ORR’s ERD, SDM)
  10. Describe the options entering the meteorology in NWS HYSPLIT/ALOHA and CAMEO/ALOHA.
  11. List several issues with NWP model forecasts that may impact the dispersion model simulation.
  12. List the different release types in ALOHA Source Strength determination (tank, puddle, gas pipeline, direct).
  13. Correctly interpret HYSPLIT model output