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Main Title Research on diffusion in atmospheric boundary layers : a position paper on status and needs /
Author Briggs, Gary A. ; Binkowski, F. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Binkowski, Francis S.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/00/3-85/072; EPA/600/3-85/072
Stock Number PB86-122587
OCLC Number 700935191
Subjects Air--Pollution--Research--United States ; Boundary layer (Meteorology)
Additional Subjects Boundary layers ; Air pollution ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Transport properties ; Research projects ; Experimental design ; Mathematical models ; Substitutes ; Comparison ; Meteorology
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EKBD  EPA-600/3-85/072 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/15/2011
NTIS  PB86-122587 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxiii, 227 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
The introduction of a new understanding of atmospheric boundary layers (ABLs) has caused a major change in the view of the diffusion of pollutants. The turbulence parameters now standard in ABL work, have provided a method for systematically organizing diffusion parameters. Concurrently with these advances, alternatives to the operational models have emerged, but existing experimental data sets are inadequate for model comparisons and evaluations. The most important knowledge gap is the lack of an adequate specification of the relevant meteorology both at the point of release and downwind. A second major inadequacy is experimental measurements of plume characteristics up to 100 km from the release point. There is also a great need for formulating new operational based models upon this newly acquired experimental data and the new alternative approaches. Finally, it is recognized that a modest but steady effort is necessary.
Cover title. "November 1985." Also available online. Location last verified 11/24/10. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-600/3-85/072."