Diffusion and Transport of Pollutants in Atmospheric Mesoscale Flow Fields

Diffusion and Transport of Pollutants in Atmospheric Mesoscale Flow Fields

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In regions as densely populated as Western Europe, prediction of the ecological implications of pollutant transport are important in order to minimise damage in the case of accidents, and to evaluate the possible influence of existing or planned sources. In most cases, such predictions depend on high-speed computation.
The present textbook presents a mathematically explicit introduction in eight chapters: 1: An introduction to the basics of fluid dynamics of the atmosphere and the local events and mesoscale processes. 2: The types of PDEs describing atmospheric flows for limited area models, the problem of appropriate boundary conditions describing the topographical constraints, and well-posedness. 3: Thermodynamics of the atmosphere, dry and wet, its stability, and radiation processes, budgets and the influence of their sum. 4: Scaling and similarity laws for stable and convective turbulent atmospheric boundary layers and the influence of inhomogeneous terrain on the advection and the vertical dispersion, and the method of large eddy simulation. 5: Statistical processes in turbulent dispersion, turbulent diffusion and chemical reactions in fluxes. 6: Theoretical modelling of diffusion and dispersion of pollutant gases. 7: The influence of urban heat production on local climate. 8: Atmospheric inversion layers and lapping inversion, the stable boundary layer and nocturnal inversion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 165.6 x 243.3 x 18.5mm | 526.18g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • XI, 216 p.
  • 0792332601
  • 9780792332602

Table of contents

Preface. I. Introduction to the Fluid Mechanics of Mesoscale Flow Fields; B.W. Atkinson. II. Boundary Conditions and Treatment of Topography in Limited-Area models; D.P. Eppel, U. Callies. III. Thermodynamic and Radiative Processes in the Atmosphere; M. Beniston, J. Schmetz. IV. Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Processes and Influence of Inhomogeneous Terrain; F.T.M. Nieuwstadt. V. Some Topics in Turbulent Diffusion; H. van Dop. VI. Modelling Diffusion and Dispersion of Pollutants; T. Mikkelsen. VII. Climatology of Cities; P.G. Mestayer, S. Anquetin. VIII. Inversion Layers; E. Fedorovich. Index.
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