Industrial Projects

1994-95 Projects

Investigation of Atmospheric Heating and Cooling Balance Using MODTRAN3

Sponsor: USAF Phillips Lab at Hanscom Air Forces Base
Advisor: Prof. Paul Davis
Ph.D. Industrial Project

Recent modifications to MODTRAN3, a 2 cm-1 resolution radiative transfer model, have permitted its transformation into a full flux divergence algorithm. It is now possible to calculate heating and cooling rates arising from both thermal and solar sources. The thermal calculations have been validated against benchmark line-by-line (LBL) calculations provided as an outgrowth of the InterComparison of Radiation Codes used in Climate Models (ICRCCM), organized by Elligson and colleagues. The MODTRANS comparisons for separate species (H2O, CO2, and O3) were all of sufficient quality, usually falling within the range of LBL comparisons, to warrant the extension to other species. Preliminary studies of the energy balance of the atmosphere and effects on global warming due to increased levels of both natural and man-made contaminants are now possible.


Volatility in Disability Reserves

Sponsor: Paul Revere Insurance
Advisors: Ansu Bagchi and Art Heinricher
Students: Jay Rine, Marc Marino, Rod Lukowski, Rich Gaitane, Vanessa Melaragno


Honing Capacity Project

Sponsor: Presmet
Advisors: Art Heinricher, Ansu Bagchi, Domokos Vermes
Students: Brady Townsend, Wendy Butkus


Reliability Modeling

Advisor: Art Heinricher
Students: Amanda Huang, Wade Jackson


Optimal Cession Strategies for Automobile Insurance

Advisor: Art Heinricher
Students: Amy Fitzpatrick, Craig Jacobs

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