WIT Press

Air Pollution Forecast Using Trajectory Model - A Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940032

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

796 kb

Author(s)

S.M. Khan & T. Husam

Abstract

Air pollution forecast using trajectory model - a case study S.M. Khan", T. Husam& ^School of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Environmental Science, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia ** Water Resources and Environment Division, The Research Institute, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to develop a practical method of forecasting air pollution arising from the burning oil wells in Kuwaiti oil fields. An early warning system that is simple, yet capable of forecasting air pollution, was developed. To develop this system, emission inventories and real-time and forecasted meteorological data were obtained. Using real and forecasted meteorological data, regional trajectories and air pollution forecast maps were prepared. By comparing the forecasted maps with the satellite images, it was found that the forecast turned out to be reliable about 80% of the

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