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Frederick Rutz

Frederick Rutz

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Frederick Rutz designs and develops Windows based software applications, specializing in graphical user interfaces and the integration of environmental software models. He is also involved in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a means for visualizing the data used and generated by environmental software models. Current project work includes the development of a GIS based atmospheric dust dispersion modeling system to be used in the mitigation of dust generated at military training sites as well as software for downloading and processing online meteorological data for use in atmospheric simulations.

Research Interests

  • Data Visualization
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • User Interface Programming
  • Model Integration
  • Software Development

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Computer Science/Software Engineering, Washington State University, 1999

PNNL Publications


  • Jensen P.J., T. Tran, B.G. Fritz, F.C. Rutz, S.B. Ross, A.M. Gorton, and R. Devanathan, et al. 2017. "Preliminary Evaluation of the DUSTRAN Modeling Suite for Modeling Atmospheric Chloride Transport." Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health 10, no. 1:25-31. PNNL-SA-113805. doi:10.1007/s11869-016-0404-5




  • Chapman E.G., J.C. Barnard, F.C. Rutz, M.S. Pekour, J.P. Rishel, and W.J. Shaw. 2009. Dust Plume Modeling from Ranges and Maneuver Areas on Fort Bliss and the White Sands Missile Range: Final Report. PNNL-18387. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dust Plume Modeling from Ranges and Maneuver Areas on Fort Bliss and the White Sands Missile Range: Final Report
  • Lombardo N.J., C.K. Knudson, R.M. Ozanich, F.C. Rutz, S.V. Singh, M.F. Tardiff, and M. Kemp, et al. 2009. "A Next-Generation Countermeasure Architecture to Prevent Explosives Attacks at Large Public Events." In IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST '09), May 11-12, 2009, Boston, MA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-66008. doi:10.1109/THS.2009.5168043


  • Shaw W.J., K.J. Allwine, B.G. Fritz, F.C. Rutz, J.P. Rishel, and E.G. Chapman. 2008. "An Evaluation of the Wind Erosion Module in DUSTRAN." Atmospheric Environment 42, no. 8:1907-1921. PNNL-SA-55201. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.11.022




  • Reichmuth B.A., S.M. Short, T.W. Wood, F.C. Rutz, and D.S. Schwartz. 2005. "Economic Consequences of a Rad/Nuc Attack: Cleanup Standards Significantly Affect Cost." In Working Together: R&D Partnerships in Homeland Security, April 27-28, 2005, Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, Mass., 13 pp. Washington, District Of Columbia:U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. PNNL-SA-45256.


  • Berg L.K., K.J. Allwine, and F.C. Rutz. 2004. "Incorporating a Full-Physics Meteorological Model into an Applied Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System." In Urban and Regional Air Quality Forecasting (Joint conference: Fifth Symposium on the Urban Environment and the 13th Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution. American Meteorological Society and Air & Waste Management Association), 5. Boston, Massachusetts:American Meteorological Society. PNNL-SA-42068. Incorporating a Full-Physics Meteorological Model into an Applied Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling System
  • Crandall D.W., and F.C. Rutz. 2004. "Development of a Geographic Information System Based Dust Dispersion Modeling System For Use In the Planning and Implementation of Military Training Exercises." Journal of Undergraduate Research 4. PNNL-SA-39796.
  • Rutz F.C., B.L. Hoopes, D.W. Crandall, and K.J. Allwine. 2004. "Development of a GIS Based Dust Dispersion Modeling System." In ESRI International User Conference, 14 pp. San Diego, California:Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. PNNL-SA-41992. Development of a GIS Based Dust Dispersion Modeling System.


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