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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2008 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 38-44
Pavan Kumar Chitumalla , University of Texas at Dallas
Douglas Harris , University of Texas at Dallas
Bhavani Thuraisingham , University of Texas at Dallas
Latifur Khan , University of Texas at Dallas
In a crisis situation, toxic gas can be released into the air, blocking routes for emergency responders. Rescue workers must be able to compute the shortest and safest paths in the presence of toxic gas dispersions that move dynamically with changing wind speed and direction. To model this, the authors developed weather retriever software, which fetches weather details about a particular location from the Internet and acts as the station for atmospheric measurements for the Aloha plume-modeling software. The authors also explored options for displaying this dynamic plume on a geographic map.
dynamic plume modeling, real-time routing, GIS and crisis management, toxic gas modeling

D. Harris, B. Thuraisingham, L. Khan and P. K. Chitumalla, "Emergency Response Applications: Dynamic Plume Modeling and Real-Time Routing," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. , pp. 38-44, 2008.
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