WIT Press

Features Of The Athens Basin Wind Flow In View Of Recent Experimental Work

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950013

Volume

11

Pages

15

Published

1995

Size

1,486 kb

Author(s)

D.N. Asimakopoulos, C.G. Helmis, K.H. Papadopoulos, J.A. Kalogiros, A.T. Soilemes & M. Petrakis

Abstract

According to past experience, the nearly stagnant conditions caused by the presumed equilibrium between the Saronikos Gulf sea breeze and an opposing synoptic flow is identified as the principal mechanism leading to high pollution episodes in Athens during the summer. Previous experimental work could not answer several questions related to air mass flow over the "transitional" areas of the Athens Basin such as the offshore, the coastal regions and the natural openings. In this context, recent experimental work focuses on the inland propagation of the southerly sea

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