Data-Driven Decisions

Katz, David
April 2006
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p78
Trade Publication
The article discusses the use of on-site weather-monitoring devices and computer modeling systems in hazardous materials incident scenes. Real-time weather information is needed in evaluating the extent of contamination by airborne agents. Wind speed, wind direction and air temperature are used in dispersion models. Monitoring devices include detectors, a data processor and remote weather-monitoring systems. Monitoring devices can also be used in chemical spill incidents.


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