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Air Pollution Modelling With Turbulence Data Estimated From Conventional Meteorological Parameters In An Urban Tropical Region

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010041

Volume

47

Pages

12

Published

2001

Size

1,075 kb

Author(s)

J. Lopez & A. Salcido

Abstract

Air pollution modelling with turbulence data estimated from conventional meteorological parameters in an urban tropical region J. Lopez* & A. Salcido^ ^Gerencia de Ciencias del Ambiente, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico ^Gerencia de Materiales y Procesos Quimicos, Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Mexico Abstract The most recent EPA models (such as AERMOD and CALPUFF) require turbulence data to the proper simulation of the atmospheric dispersion of air pollutants. However, the Mexican meteorological stations are not equipped to provide the data required to calculate the turbulent parameters. This is the reason why it is necessary to determine meteorological parameterisations that allow the estimation of all the micrometeorological parameters required by the dispersion models. In this work, the effect of using turbulence data estimated from conventional meteorological parameters to simulate pollutant atmospheric dispersion with the AERMOD model in an urban tropica

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