WIT Press

A Climatological Dispersion Study In The Canary Islands

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940072

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

576 kb

Author(s)

J. Moreno Santabarbara & M. Wagensberg Lubinsky

Abstract

A climatological dispersion study in the Canary Islands J. Moreno Santabarbara*, M. Wagensberg Lubinsky AMBIO, S.A. Barcelona, Spain "Present affiliation: ITEMA, U.P.C. Barcelona, Spain ABSTRACT The methodology and main results of a dispersion study made to estimate the environmental impact of two power plants to be built in the Canary Islands (Spain) are presented. As a part of the study, a set of six meteorological stations were placed in the area to record wind data for the dispersion models during approximately one year. A simple gaussian-plume model from EPA, USA, was applied to the com- plete set of data to obtain maps of the average concentration of pollutants. A more sophisticated gaussian-puff model from Ris0, Denmark, was applied to some selected data. The selection of the data was made based on a climatological study. Due to the special characteristics of the climate of the region the most pertinent features of the weather on each day could be classified into a few d

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