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Calibration Of The Dispersion Code SAFE_AIR Using A Release In Nocturnal Low Wind Conditions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990011

Volume

37

Pages

9

Published

1999

Size

1,195 kb

Author(s)

E. Canepa, C.F. Ratto & P. Zannetti

Abstract

The SAFE_AIR code simulates the transport and diffusion of airborne pollutants. This dispersion code is based on the advection of Gaussian segments and puffs driven by a 3D diagnostic wind model, able to deal with both non- stationary and inhomogeneous conditions. SAFE_AIR is an evolution of the AVACTA II code, a code "recommended" by the U.S. EPA. In this work, we applied SAFE_AIR to a tracer project designed to collect diffusion data in the region of Ho, Peru, a complex coastal area where large SO2 emissions from a copper smelter plant af

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