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Mitch Pelton

Mitch Pelton

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Mitch designs and develops integrated, user-friendly, computer software for multimedia contaminant transport and exposure/risk assessment systems. He is a key software engineer in a variety of environmental software systems. Mitch is well versed in many programming languages as well as the software development life cycle. His capabilities in the development of custom software applications include system specifications, user interfaces, GIS application, databases, data structure development, and model integration.

Research Interests

  • Integrated Software Design and Development
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Integrated Modeling
  • Simulation Modeling
  • Data Modeling

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Computer Science, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO., 1992

Awards and Recognitions

  • April 2007, DOE Office of Science Outstanding Mentor Award
  • November 1998, Outstanding Performance Award, FRAMES Concept for the US EPA National Risk Assessment Project (HWIR
  • September 1999, Outstanding Performance Award, MetViewer/APGEMS Emergency Response Tool for the Hanford Site
  • December 1999, Key Contributor Award, FRAMES Software
  • December 1999, Software Creator Award, FRAMES Software
  • December 2001, Outstanding Performance Award, for contributions to the creation of an Interagency MOU on Multimedia Environmental Modeling Frameworks

PNNL Publications

2014

  • Whelan G., K. Kim, M.A. Pelton, K.J. Castleton, G.F. Laniak, K. Wolfe, and R. Parmar, et al. 2014. "Design of a component-based integrated environmental modeling framework." Environmental Modelling & Software 55. PNWD-SA-10360. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.016
  • Whelen G., K. Kim, M.A. Pelton, J.A. Soller, K.J. Castleton, M. Molina, and Y. Pachepsky, et al. 2014. "An integrated environmental modeling framework for performing Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments." Environmental Modelling & Software 55. PNWD-SA-10363. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.12.013

2010

  • Droppo J.G., G. Whelan, M.E. Tryby, M.A. Pelton, R.Y. Taira, and K.E. Dorow. 2010. "Methods to Register Models and Input/Output Parameters for Integrated Modeling." In International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2010 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Modelling for Environment's Sake, Fifth Biennial Meeting, July 508, 2010, Ottawa, Canada, edited by DA Swayne, et al. Manno:International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. PNNL-SA-72026.
  • Whelan G., M.E. Tryby, M.A. Pelton, J.A. Soller, and K.J. Castleton. 2010. "Using an Integrated, Multi-disciplinary Framework to Support Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments." In Proceedings of the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Modelling for Environment's Sake, Fifth Biennial Meeting, July 5-8, 2010, Ottawa, Canada, edited by DA Swayne, et al. Manno:International Environmental Modelling and Software Society. PNWD-SA-8897.

2009

2007

  • Whelan G., and M.A. Pelton. 2007. FRAMES-2.0 Software System: Providing Password Protection and Limited Access to Models and Simulations. PNNL-16782. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. FRAMES-2.0 Software System: Providing Password Protection and Limited Access to Models and Simulations
  • Whelan G., K.J. Castleton, and M.A. Pelton. 2007. FRAMES-2.0 Software System: Linking to the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) RT3D and MT3DMS Models. PNNL-16758. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. FRAMES-2.0 Software System: Linking to the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS) RT3D and MT3DMS Models
  • Whelan G., W.D. Millard, G.M. Gelston, T.P. Khangaonkar, M.A. Pelton, D.L. Strenge, and Z. Yang, et al. 2007. "Using FRAMES to Manage Environmental and Water Resources." In Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007: Restoring our Natural Habitat, May 15-19, 2007, Tampa, Florida, USA, edited by Karen C. Kabbes. Reston, Virginia:American Society of Civil Engineers. PNNL-SA-53354. doi:10.1061/40927(243)130

2006

2004

  • Ho C.K., B.W. Arnold, J.R. Cochran, R.Y. Taira, and M.A. Pelton. 2004. "A Probabilistic Model and Software Tool for Evaluating the Long-Term Performance of Landfill Covers." Environmental Modelling & Software, with Environmental Data News 19, no. 1:63-88. PNNL-SA-37634.
  • Whelan G., M.A. Pelton, and K.E. Dorow. 2004. "Decision-support tools for the assessment process." In Brownfields: Multimedia Modelling and Assessment. Presented at: Brownfields 2004: 2nd International Conference on Prevention, Assessment, Rehabitation, and Development of Brownfield sites. 14 - 16 June 2004, Siena, Italy, edited by Gene Whelan, 1-10. Southhampton:WIT Press. PNNL-SA-36313.

2002

  • Pelton M.A., and B.L. Hoopes. 2002. "Multimedia-modeling integration development environment." In Internationa Conference on Brownfield Sites: Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development, edited by CA Brebbia, D Almorza Gomar and H Klapperich, 327-336. Southampton:WIT Press. PNNL-SA-36660.

2001

2000

1998

  • Whelan G., J.W. Buck, K.J. Castleton, B.L. Hoopes, M.A. Pelton, J.P. McDonald, and G.M. Gelston, et al. 1998. "Framework for Risk Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems (FRAMES)." In Proceedings of the Workshop on Review of Dose Modeling Methods for Demonstration of Compliance with the Radiological Criteria for License Termination; NUREG/CP-0163, edited by T.J. Nicholson and J.D. Parrott, 77-92. Washington, District Of Columbia:U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. PNNL-SA-31738.

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