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Gary Achtemeier

Research Meteorologist
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602-2044
Phone: 706-559-4239
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Current Research

Current research focuses on smoke management and air quality.Asmoke model that follows smoke near the ground at night as it movesover complex terrain under highly divergent wind conditions has been developed.The model, PB-Piedmont, became available in DOS to a "beta set" of users in November 1997.PB-Piedmont, now available inthe Windows-95 operating system, is valid for landforms typical of the piedmont and upper coastal plain of the Southeast and elsewhere in the world.Research to extend the nighttime smoke model to the coastal plain and to link with NWS weather models is underway

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Last updated on : 03/19/2013