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Version Changes


Flat Terrain

9.71.0.1 (October 20,2016)
Security software update. No functional changes.

9.71.0.1 (September 19,2016)
New security software being used. No functional changes.

9.70.0.11 (July 26,2016)
3D Scalebar size increased to make it more visible.

9.70.0.10 (July 23,2016)
A number of output enhancements added:
  • Direction indicators added to 2D (E and W) and 3D (N, S, E, W) displays.
  • Optional Scalebar is available for placement NW, NE, SE, or SW locations.
  • Line widths used for the main circle in the 2D displays and axes in the 3D displays can be set by the user.
  • Tables and other non-input text windows are now able to have lines selected and copied to the clipboard rather than only all the lines.
9.70.0.6 (October 8,2015)
Supporting DLL needed updating to continue showing Internet Maps from MapQuest.

9.70.0.6 (March 18,2015)
No functional changes. Administrative and security settings updated.

9.70.0.6 (February 9,2015)
No functional changes. Administrative and security settings updated.

9.70.0.6 (December 27,2014)
The web map service from Yahoo has been discontinued. It has been replaced with service from MapQuest.

9.70.0.5 (December 16,2014)
The implementation of the Span & Wagner (1996) CO2 Equation of State had an error in one of the CHARM dependent DLLs.

9.70.0.5 (December 2,2014)
A sign error in the source term calculation was giving low estimates of the amount of droplets formed during the release.
The Span & Wagner (1996) CO2 Equation of State was added to more properly handle CO2 in the supercritical phase.

9.70.0.4 (September 10,2014)
No functional changes. Installation changed to rename charm.ini of existing users so that the new ini file in the user's directory is accessed in CHARM.

9.70.0.4 (June 13,2014)
No functional changes. Installation changed to install data files in user's directory. Should minimize security problems.

9.70.0.4 (March 25,2014)
Very quick liquid release from containment could place too much mass into the pool that forms.

9.70.0.3 (January 4,2014)
Updated security. No functional changes.

9.70.0.1 (June 21,2013)
Data for Nitric acid solutions updated and expanded. Updated data for 70% and 98% solutions may lead to larger impact areas.

9.70.0.1 (March 7,2013)
Data for Hydrochloric acid 30% and 37% solutions updated.
Email validation when requesting key made more flexible.

9.70.0.0 (February 11,2013)
Software key protection updated to latest version.

9.65.0.41 (December 26,2012)
The buffer used when selecting multiple files has been increased 10 fold.

9.65.0.40 (November 24,2012)
Software protection updated. No changes to program functionality.

9.65.0.39 (July 24,2012)
Multi-character language support updated. No changes to program functionality.

9.65.0.39 (May 10,2012)
Jet and Pool Fire vertical cross-section display error for more than 3 impact levels is corrected.
Display problem corrected for when Thermal Dose is zero is corrected.

9.65.0.37 (April 24,2012)
Thermal Dose has been added to the radiation history graph and table.

9.65.0.37 (April 20,2012)
Toxic Load has been added to the concentration history graph and table.

9.65.0.36 (April 10,2012)
Minor display issues affecting some map displays and dialogs were corrected.

9.65.0.35 (March 23,2012)
Security key enhancement to allow more time variations. No changes to program functionality.

9.65.0.35 (March 3,2012)
Security key enhancement to allow more time variations. No changes to program functionality.

9.65.0.35 (February 12,2012)
Scaling of maps from Windows meta files could be inconsistent from view to view. Changing release location using a map could be in error.

9.65.0.34 (January 23,2012)
Tigermap could crash when reading its database when running on a machine with Windows earlier than 7 SP1.

9.65.0.34 (December 31,2011)
Security key enhancement to allow more network variations. No changes to program functionality.

9.65.0.34 (December 12,2011)
Saving a newly added chemical could randomly crash CharmEd.

9.65.0.33 (October 21,2011)
Security key enhancement to allow networks. No changes to program functionality.

9.65.0.33 (April 3,2011)
Some code restructuring for future enhancements.

9.65.0.32 (January 26,2011)
Map incorrectly displayed when changing source location in a Plan View.
Possible crash corrected when pool mitigation time lower than container mitigation time and container release resulted in no air emissions.

9.65.0.28 (January 18,2011)
CharmEd editor corrected for errors in reading and displaying metafiles (wmf and emf).

9.65.0.27 (December 13,2010)
CharmEd editor for Site Information was modified to use a constant size font so that the text appears the same as in CHARM.

9.65.0.27 (November 18,2010)
A problem where map and release icons were improperly placed on Emergency Response and Plan View sub maps has been corrected.

9.65.0.26 (October 30,2010)
Keyboard control of scrolling has been added. Arrow keys and Page Up and Page Down (Ctrl key for horizontal) will now scroll the display.

9.65.0.26 (October 14,2010)
Release Description and Met Dialog tabbed dialog frame is now resizable. Some non-US installations failed to show each entire dialog tab.

9.65.0.25 (August 30,2010)
Repaired possible crash when a real time meteorological update occurs while Replay is running in 2D or 3D display.

9.65.0.19 (June 10,2010)
Correction so that large files (>4GB) are copied correctly.

9.65.0.19 (June 5,2010)
Modification to turn off Vista features for selecting files for consistency.
Enhancements to allow the use of the '.' character in a filename if an extension is also present.
Modify Software Protection to better interfacing with newer versions of Windows.

9.65.0.18 (May 5,2010)
Map panning (Control-Drag Mouse) in Plan views
Map zooming (Mouse wheel)


Complex Terrain

11.43.0.3 (January 18,2017)
Check for source or met data being in a Solid Cell made more consistent with the way that the source and met are finally placed in the grid. This reduces false positives and their warnings.

11.43.0.1 (October 20,2016)
Security software update. No functional changes.

11.43.0.1 (September 19,2016)
New security software being used.
Error checking/warning if a source is inside a solid cell.

11.42.0.12 (July 27,2016)
Because of connections between the Plan View and Vertical Cross-section, if the Plan View is closed first, the program will crash. The problem has been corrected by having all Vertical Cross-sections created from a Plan View closed when that Plan View is closed.

11.42.0.11 (July 26,2016)
3D Scalebar size increased to make it more visible and plotted at max altitude.

11.42.0.10 (July 23,2016)
A number of output enhancements added:
  • Direction indicators added to 2D (E and W) and 3D (N, S, E, W) displays.
  • Optional Scalebar is available for placement NW, NE, SE, or SW locations.
  • Line widths used for the main circle in the 2D displays and axes in the 3D displays can be set by the user.
  • Tables and other non-input text windows are now able to have lines selected and copied to the clipboard rather than only all the lines.
  • An arrow representing the 2D segment used to define a vertical cross-section path can be shown on the 2D display. Explaining the cross-section can be easier with the 2D reference track.
11.42.0.3 (February 29, 2016)
Major upgrade. When multiple releases are used in a scenario, each can be at a different time. Relative staggered start times can be entered in hours, minutes, or seconds.
Minor bug fixes.

11.41.0.11 (October 8,2015)
Supporting DLL needed updating to continue showing Internet Maps from MapQuest.

11.41.0.11 (March 18,2015)
No functional changes. Administrative and security settings updated.

11.41.0.11 (February 9,2015)
No functional changes. Administrative and security settings updated.

11.41.0.11 (December 29,2014)
Importing GeoTiff NLCD in CharmEd modified to accept files other than the ones from the recommended source.

11.41.0.11 (December 27,2014)
The web map service from Yahoo has been discontinued. It has been replaced with service from MapQuest.

11.41.0.10 (December 19,2014)
Grid Title now shown on most output pages. It can be edited in select windows.
Source locations are shown on the Integrated View.
Solid cells could be displayed incorrectly in vertical cross-sections.

11.41.0.9 (December 16,2014)
The implementation of the Span & Wagner (1996) CO2 Equation of State had an error in one of the CHARM dependent DLLs.

11.41.0.9 (December 2,2014)
A sign error in the source term calculation was giving low estimates of the amount of droplets formed during the release.
The Span & Wagner (1996) CO2 Equation of State was added to more properly handle CO2 in the supercritical phase.
11.41.0.8 (October 2,2014)
The grid created to show the impact from multiple pool fires could be too small when the sources are very close to each other.

11.41.0.7 (September 10,2014)
No functional changes. Installation changed to rename charm.ini of existing users so that the new ini file in the user's directory is accessed in CHARM.

11.41.0.7 (August 31,2014)
Improved, at the expense of some speed, 3D display of impacts when clipped with Solid Cells.

11.41.0.6 (August 27,2014)
3D display of impacts could be incorrect when sub grids are present. Impact could be shown going through Solid Cells.
Solid Cell Level in CharmEd is checked to ensure that it is at a level that exists. Strange Solid Cell views could occur./>
11.41.0.5 (August 5,2014)
CharmEd modified to reposition Solid Cells in the vertical when terrain heights are changed.

11.41.0.4 (June 13,2014)
Temperatures for cold releases in a sub grid were improperly displayed in Integrated Plume views.
View angle for vertical cross-sections changed from mid point of cross-section to release site to the angle drawn by the user to define the cross-section.

11.41.0.2 (June 13,2014)
No functional changes. Installation changed to install data files in user's directory. Should minimize security problems.

11.41.0.2 (April 12,2014)
CharmEd can now read NLCD GeoTiff files for land cover(surface roughness).

11.41.0.2 (April 5,2014)
Requesting a 3D display of a vapor cloud explosion could cause a crash.

11.41.0.1 (March 25,2014)
Very quick liquid release from containment could place too much mass into the pool that forms.

11.41.0.0 (March 13,2014)
Major upgrade. Nuclear radiation from released nuclides has been added.
Max impact information added to 2D Integrated and Dose displays.
Minor bug fixes.

11.40.0.14 (January 4,2014)
Updated security. No functional changes.

11.40.0.13 (December 12,2013)
When multiple releases were present some distance/angles were with respect to the location centroid of all releases. Some were with respect to the selected release. Now all are with respect to the selected release location. The main viewport circle and distance circles can now be with respect to either the centroid or the selected release. The selection is made in the Options menu.

11.40.0.12 (November 8,2013)
Cumulative mass (total mass concentration) up to a given particle size can now be displayed in tables, 2D, and 3D. Previously, only the concentration at a given particle size was available.

11.40.0.11 (October 12,2013)
Impact level at the cursor location for jet and pool fires was using an incorrect height. 2D and 3D displays were correct.

11.40.0.10 (September 12,2013)
A number of issues dealing with multiple met times in sub grids have been resolved.
Particles were always being treated as the released chemical regardless of selecting that they are not made of the chemical.

11.40.0.7 (September 8,2013)
Stability class defined on a time schedule was not being updated properly.

11.40.0.6 (September 2,2013)
Importing DEM and GeoTiff files in Charmed could fail if the grid cell dimensions are angular.

11.40.0.6 (August 29,2013)
CHARM could crash if a particle size distribution is used in a Container Release description and no liquid or vapor emission to the atmosphere occurs.

11.40.0.5 (July 29,2013)
Sources in sub grids that were aloft in their parent grid with no contact with the terrain were improperly placed.
Minor modification in the Maximum Impact table. Not all units of impact were being displayed.

11.40.0.2 (June 21,2013)
Importing SketchUp files into sub grids had incorrect placement.
Data for Nitric acid solutions updated and expanded. Updated data for 70% and 98% solutions may lead to larger impact areas.

11.40.0.2 (April 10,2013)
Corrected a condition where importing SketchUp files into CharmEd could lead to objects being incorrectly rotated or moved.

11.40.0.2 (March 7,2013)
Data for Hydrochloric acid 30% and 37% solutions updated.
Email validation when requesting key made more flexible.

11.40.0.1 (February 11,2013)
SRTM terrain data available from webGIS.com web site can now be read directly in CharmEd.
Software key protection updated to latest version.

11.3.0.34 (December 26,2012)
No sub grids were included when exporting the 3D grid. Now they are included in separate files with a number appended to the base name.
The buffer used when selecting multiple files has been increased 10 fold.

11.3.0.32 (November 24,2012)
Software protection updated. No changes to program functionality.

11.3.0.31 (October 31,2012)
A work array was not being properly initialized for grids with sub grids.

11.3.0.30 (October 21,2012)
Droplet condensation/evaporation was not being properly scaled to the droplet concentration.

11.3.0.29 (July 26,2012)
Corrected grade level spread rate for dense releases covering multiple horizontal cells.

11.3.0.28 (July 24,2012)
Corrected grade level spread rate for dense releases covering multiple vertical cells. Predicted concentrations were too high at grade level.
Multi-character language support updated.

11.3.0.25 (June 18,2012)
Upgraded to be able to read SketchUp version 8 files.
Error in setting the texture for floating solid cells in the 3D display of CHARM is corrected.
The Google Earth kml file for solid cells/buildings when the grid is flat and at 0 meters or feet elevation now sets the z coordinates as being relative to the surface.

11.3.0.24 (June 6,2012)
The possible release types (plume, jet fire, pool fire, etc.) was incorrectly determined for scenarios with multiple releases.

11.3.0.23 (May 17,2012)
The capability to read GeoTiff files for terrain data has been added.
The capability to read BIL format files for terrain data has been added.

11.3.0.22 (May 10,2012)
Display problem corrected for when Thermal Dose is zero is corrected.

11.3.0.21 (April 24,2012)
Thermal Dose has been added. It is available in the radiation history graph and table as well as 2D and 3D displays.

11.3.0.20 (April 20,2012)
Toxic Load has been added. It is available in the concentration history graph and table as well as 2D and 3D displays.
In a denser-than-air release mass was being transferred to the grid level at grade faster than it should have been. Ground level concentrations were higher than they should have been.

11.3.0.19 (April 15,2012)
Replacement of relationship between vertical and horizontal diffusivity. This especially affects low stability classes with very low surface roughness, which were predicting concentrations that were too high.

11.3.0.18 (April 10,2012)
Minor display issues affecting some map displays and dialogs were corrected.

11.3.0.17 (March 23,2012)
Security key enhancement to allow more time variations. No changes to program functionality.

11.3.0.17 (March 3,2012)
Security key enhancement to allow more time variations. No changes to program functionality.

11.3.0.17 (February 28,2012)
Some of the emission from a high speed release in a congested area (solid cells or terrain) could be incorrectly assigned to the solid cells or terrain.

11.3.0.16 (February 26,2012)
The changes due to the derivatives used in applying boundary conditions are now limited to available mass or other property.

11.3.0.15 (February 12,2012)
Scaling of maps from Windows meta files could be inconsistent from view to view.
Requesting a new time in the 3D display for an Integrated Area could lead to a crash.

11.3.0.13 (February 6,2012)
Enhanced handling of grid boundary conditions for high speed releases into the wind.

11.3.0.13 (February 2,2012)
The terrain and solid cells intersected by the vertical cross-section line are now displayed along with the impact vertical cross-section.

11.3.0.13 (January 23,2012)
CHARM crashed when running on a machine with Windows earlier than 7 SP1. Tigermap could also crash when reading its database.

11.3.0.11 (January 21,2012)
Security key enhancements to allow new durations. No changes to program functionality.

11.3.0.11 (January 20,2012)
CharmEd could incorrectly set the terrain heights in a sub grid. Sources in CHARM could be too high or low as a result.

11.3.0.10 (January 4,2012)
CharmEd could incorrectly treat missing DEM data as actual elevations.
The explanation for averaging time in the CHARM Help file is updated.

11.3.0.10 (December 31,2011)
3D Display of Integrated View of Vapor Cloud Explosions was showing the instantaneous overpressures at the display time, possibly not all impact areas.
The F1 Help in Charmed 3D grid view was not working.
Security key enhancement to allow more network variations.

11.3.0.9 (December 23,2011)
When multiple processors were in use, the chemical reaction calculation could be incorrect for all but the chemical in the release description and could potentially crash CHARM.

11.3.0.8 (October 21,2011)
Security key enhancement to allow networks. No changes to program functionality.

11.3.0.8 (August 21,2011)
There was a bug in the CHARM sedimentation calculation. When very large particles (> few hundred microns) fall completely through a grid cell (e.g. with a vertical dimension of a meter) in a time step, the energy and momentum was not being conserved. The temperature in a cell would then be calculated as higher than it should have been resulting in a change in the dynamics of the plume. Mass was correctly conserved.
The maximum altitude reached by the solid cells in a grid is now reported on the main input screen in the grid section.

11.3.0.5 (May 18,2011)
A data retrieval failure or random crash could occur when retrieving real-time meteorological data.

11.3.0.4 (May 10,2011)
In the Source Grid source term was used and particles are present with a size distribution, the particles were assumed to be the released chemical. They could not be set to be independent of the chemical.

11.3.0.3 (April 28,2011)
Will use multi-core processor, if present. Expect throughput 2-5 times faster with Intel® Core™ i7 than previous version.
Optional clipping with solid cells of 3D impact. Because of the display algorithm some cases displayed impacts inside solid cells.

11.2.0.104 (April 3,2011)
Enhancement/correction in the advection/diffusion calculation. A "Phantom plume" could appear near grid edge for certain grids with certain meteorological conditions.
Land Use/ Land Cover (LULC) can now be defined directly by user. Previously, only surface roughness could be defined directly.
Probability of fatality and Integrated footprints added for Jet and Pool Fires.
Correction of Source Grid placement on sub grids. Previously, the grids could only exist on the main grid.
Some code restructuring for future enhancements.

11.2.0.102 (January 18,2011)
CharmEd editor corrected for errors in reading and displaying metafiles (wmf and emf).

11.2.0.101 (December 13,2010)
CharmEd editor for Site Information was modified to use a constant size font so that the text appears the same as in CHARM.
A correction was made in the Emergency Response mode when not using real-time meteorology. The program could go into an infinite loop if an update calculation took longer than one minute.

11.2.0.100 (November 30,2010)
The Surface Deposition Efficiency for vapor deposition has been enhanced to allow each species to have an efficiency for each land use surface type as imported in the Grid Editor.

11.2.0.97 (November 18,2010)
A problem where map and release icons were improperly placed on Emergency Response and Plan View sub maps has been corrected.
The calculation for sedimentation velocities of particles has been further enhanced by using a continuous analytic expression rather than a table. The expression uses droplet density and surface tension in calculating the sedimentation velocity.

11.2.0.94 (October 30,2010)
Fall speeds for calculating deposition of particles has been enhanced to correctly handle very large particles.
Keyboard control of scrolling has been added. Arrow keys and Page Up and Page Down (Ctrl key for horizontal) will now scroll the display.

11.2.0.79 (October 23,2010)
Requesting impacts of a specific diameter particle were not being properly updated unless the display was requested in the certain order.

11.2.0.77 (October 14,2010)
An error in properly placing Sketchup file objects in complex models is corrected.
The DEM file reader has been enhanced to properly read files that have lines that are at maximum length plus carriage returns and line feeds.
Release Description and Met Dialog tabbed dialog frame is now resizable. Some non-US installations failed to show each entire dialog tab.

11.2.0.73 (August 30,2010)
Repaired possible crash when a real time meteorological update occurs while Replay is running in 2D or 3D display.

11.2.0.70 (August 13,2010)
Corrected problem in VCE calculation where the LEL being used in the calculation was too low.

11.2.0.68 (August 8,2010)
Updated CharmEd to be able to import Sketchup 7 files as Solid Cells in a grid. Sketchup file extents can be displayed prior to import to ensure that the model will fall within the grid.

11.2.0.67 (July 26,2010)
Corrected a possible crash when creating a new display (e.g. 3D or particle deposition) if there are multiple sub grids.

11.2.0.66 (July 16,2010)
Correction to setting up the interpolation for determining the concentrations to use in the VCE calculation. Overpressures could be too high and the location of the actual maximum be incorrect by up to the difference of an explosion grid cell and dispersion grid cell.

11.2.0.64 (June 10,2010)
Correction so that large files (>4GB) are copied correctly.

11.2.0.64 (June 9,2010)
Modification to turn off Vista features for selecting files for consistency.
Enhancements to allow the use of the '.' character in a filename if an extension is also present.
Modify Software Protection to better interfacing with newer versions of Windows.
Updating of the temporary files is done each time step to allow for possible recovery of calculations if system crashes.
Proper handling of null data from the real-time meteorological data interface.

11.2.0.58 (May 17, 2010)
Correct latitude/longitude handling of importing real time met for source calculation

11.2.0.55 (May 5, 2010)
Map panning (Control-Drag Mouse) in Plan views
Map zooming (Mouse wheel)