WIT Press


The Structure Of Polluted Coastal Urban Boundary Layers

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1996

Size

762 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV960201

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

R.D. Bornstein

Abstract

Following is a summary of the climate and air quality impacts of urbanization, with emphasis on ur- ban coastal environments. Much of the information has been obtained from the analysis and simulation of data collected from urban air quality studies carried out in the polluted urban coastal boundary layer over New York City. 1. Introduction The design of ideal cities involves various com- peting objectives, e.g., open geometry is conducive to air pollution dispersion and solar access, while denser arrangements are favorable for shelter and energy con- servation. Urban atmospheric environments have been studied to understand their thermodynamics and dynamics for intelligent city planning decisions. Urban climate characteristics have been summar- ized by Landsberg (1981), Bornstein and Oke (19

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