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Mixing Height Estimation On Basis Of Non-local Determination Of Static Stability In An Industrial Region

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010131

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

984 kb

Author(s)

S. Nath & R.S. Patil

Abstract

Mixing height estimation on basis of non-local determination of static stability in an industrial region S. Nath & R.S. Patil Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay-400 076, India Abstract Precise stability classification and correct mixing height values are necessary to make realistic estimates of the impact from air pollution sources. In this paper, mixing height has been evaluated on the basis of non-local static stability. This evaluation technique has been compared with the traditional method of determining mixing height from local static stability based on the Holzworth method. Field observation for temperature lapse rate undertaken at Patalganga industrial region, using minisonde slow ascent balloons is used as a case study. Mixing height and stability classes inferred from non-local definition of static stability is based on physical dynamics of air parcel motion in the planetary boundary layer and hence provides better est

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