Identifying Suitable Dust-Generating Training/Testing Locations Near Residential Areas
Authors: Kemme, Michael R.; Westervelt, James D.
Source: Military Operations Research, Volume 14, Number 1, 2009 , pp. 61-69(9)
Publisher: Military Operations Research Society
Abstract:The development of civilian activities around military installation boundaries threatens the long-term sustainability of military training and testing activities. This paper specifically considers how military training and testing activities could be impeded by complaints from projected civilian residential developments about military-unique particulate matter (PM) emissions. We developed a quick predictive method, based on the basic concepts of Gaussian pollutant dispersion and transport, to project the level of future human annoyance caused by military PM sources. This method may be applied to all predicted civilian receptors in an area to generate the probability of community complaint about a dust-producing activity at a specific location. Repeating this process for all locations across an installation will create geographic information system (GIS) based complaint probability surfaces to show impacts on training and testing opportunities. This information could support military installation planners in working with regional authorities to ensure the long-term sustainability of military training and testing missions.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-03-01
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