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Atmospheric Stability In Athens, Greece, During Winter And Summer

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV980271

Volume

32

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,003 kb

Author(s)

B.M. Synodinou & H.D. Kambezidis

Abstract

Atmospheric stability in Athens, Greece, during winter and summer B.M. Synodinou* & H.D. Kambezidis^ Institute of Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, Email: vana@zeus. int-rpnet.ariadne-t.gr "Atmospheric Research Team, Institute of Meteorology and Physics of the Atmospheric Environment, National Greece. Email: harry@env.meteo.noa.gr Abstract The present study estimates the atmospheric stability for the Athens area based on Pasquill's formulation. The results are limited to examining the stability categories during the months of January (mid-winter term) and July (mid- summer term). These stability classes are examined from a 44-year database consisting of hourly values of wind speed and direction, solar insolation and cloud cover. This data is regularly recorded at the National Observatory of Athens located near the city centre. The results of the work consist of diagrams with mean monthly stability class values during January and July in the period 1953-1996 and the mean

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