BErkeley-TRent Continental-Scale Pollutant Fate and Transport Model (North America)

Purpose 

The BErkeley-TRent Continental-Scale Pollutant Fate and Transport Model (North America) (BETR North America) model improves on traditional atmospheric models by more completely reflecting how persistent organic pollutants move and accumulate throughout North America. The model captures the observation that contaminants such as dioxin, DDT, and mercury not only move with prevailing winds but are also absorbed by the soil, water, and vegetation because of a natural tendency to maintain chemical equilibrium with the environment.

Audience 
Broad range of regulatory agencies, policy makers, environmental health scientists, life-cycle assessors
Developer(s) 
Mathew MacLeod, Donald Mackay, Tom McKone
Sponsor(s) 
Canadian Environmental Modeling Center, US EPA

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