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Main Title Measurement of Dry Deposition Using Imperfect Sensors and in Non-Ideal Terrain (Journal Version).
Author Hicks, B. B. ; McMillen, R. T. ;
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oak Ridge, TN. Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher 1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/160;
Stock Number PB89-118517
Additional Subjects Atmospheric composition ; Meteorological probes ; Mathematical models ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Detectors ; Air pollution ; Acid deposition ; Path of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-118517 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
Important questions concerning the turbulent exchange of atmospheric pollutants between the air and natural surfaces urgently require answers, but sensors for many important species are not yet sufficiently well developed for use with standard micrometeorological methods; hence, there is a need to develop methods by which deficient sensors can be used in micrometeorological applications. Here, methods based upon the assumption of cospectral similarity are explored. Initial tests indicate that it is possible to estimate daytime turbulent fluxes with sensors having response times considerably greater than values normally quoted and to compute first-order corrections for the error resulting from the lack of detection of high-frequency turbulence. It is suggested that a similar method might be used to derive flux data in terrain more complex than can be handled by conventional micrometeorology.