Supercomputing and Computation



Problem Statement:

  • Provide on-demand hazard prediction and consequence assessment for chemical, biological, and radiological events and releases.

Technical Approach:

  • Implemented ReSTful Web services wrapping the SCIPUFF/HPACtool atmospheric transport and dispersion engine and generating effects contours as XML Web Feature Service feature collections, shapefiles, and/or KML.  Added optional, automatic retrieval of NOAA surface observation data.


  • Network-centric, easily integrated capability for near real-time modeling of hazards and consequences of CBR releases.
  • Deployable as Internet or local network Web services as well as command-line executable under Windows or Linux.
  • HPAC transport and dispersion capability without the HPAC footprint

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