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Air Mass Exchange Between The Athens Basin And The Messogia Plain

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950143

Volume

11

Pages

15

Published

1995

Size

1,691 kb

Author(s)

C.G. Helmis, D.N. Asimakopoulos, K.H. Papadopoulos, J.A. Kalogiros, P. Kassomenos, P.O. Papageorgas & S. Blikas

Abstract

The new airport of Athens will be established at the Messogia Plain which is located in the eastern part of the Attika Peninsula. The Messogia Plain is a rural area separated from the Athens Basin by the 1000 m-high Hymettos Mountain. On the west side of Hymettos Mt lies the well known Athens Basin which combines industrial and human activities. The present work deals with the issues of air mass exchange between the two areas and the local thermal flows coupling or separating them. In this respect, a four month experimental campaign was organised in an attempt to answer questions related to the above issues. The methodology that was used included the following steps: (a) identification of

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