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Evaluation Of Two Wind Field Models For Complex Terrain

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940061

Volume

3

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

685 kb

Author(s)

F. Martin, I. Palomino & B. Aceria

Abstract

Evaluation of two wind field models for complex terrain F. Martin, I. Palomino, B. Aceria f/mcW de Medzo /WWemZe ComrenczoW, Instituto de Medio Ambiente, CIEMAT, Avda. ABSTRACT The performance of a wind field diagnostic model (WIND-TERRAN) which deals with the topography in an explicit way is compared with the results of a conventional mass-consistent diagnostic model (KRISSY). The empirical scheme of WIND-TERRAN for treatment of topography is described. Models were run for six cases of rather strong wind flows over the Madrid basin. The adequacy of WIND-TERRAN for initializing more sophisticated diagnostic models are discussed. INTRODUCTION The pollutant concentration distribution estimated by dispersion models depends on (among others) the treatment of the wind field. Dispersion models usually include a wind field model to compute the distribution of the air flow over the region of study. Frequently, these models estimate the wind field from the observed

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