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Modelling The Dispersion Of CO Over Barcelona Area With The Mesoscale Model PROMETEO

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950033

Volume

11

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

925 kb

Author(s)

J. Calbo, J.M. Baldasano & M. Costa

Abstract

The mesoscale prognostic model PROMETEO, extended with an equation that describes the evolution of a non reactive pollutant (i.e. a mass conservation equation), has been applied to simulate the dispersion of carbon monoxide over the Barcelona Area, for a typical summer scenario. Both simulated meteorological and concentration data have been compared with measured data. The concentration fields have been analyzed in detail: the horizontal ones show the inland transport due to the sea breeze; while the vertical ones show the influence of the mixing layer on the concentrations and the importance of taking into account the returning flow generated by the breeze cell. 1 Introduction Although nowadays carbon monoxide is not an u

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