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Analysis Of Air Pollutant Transport In The Athens Basin And In The Spata Area With A Three-dimensional Dispersion Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950163

Volume

11

Pages

12

Published

1995

Size

1,231 kb

Author(s)

N. Moussiopoulos, P. Sahm, A. Gikas, A. Karatzas & S. Papalexiou

Abstract

The transport of inert air pollutants in the Athens basin and in the Spata area are studied with a suitable three-dimensional dispersion model for various meteorological conditions. Emphasis is put on the influence of the airport emissions on air quality assuming that the airport is operating either at Hellenikon or at Spata. Results show that under conditions favouring air mass penetration from the basin to the Mesogia plain, the resulting pollutant transport causes an increase in air pollution levels without, however, leading to the exceedance of air quality standards. In the opposite case, the pollutant transport cannot have a noticeable adverse influenc

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