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Main Title Air pollution of climatology around an isolated point source using convective scaling parameters /
Author Pierce, Thomas E.
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Pierce, Thomas E.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/333
Stock Number PB89-206668
Additional Subjects Sulfur dioxide ; Air pollution ; Climatology ; Flue gases ; Towers ; Convection ; Exhaust gases ; Emission ; Plumes ; Height ; Mathematical models ; Heat flux ; Wind velocity ; Wind direction ; Tables(Data) ; Variations ; Reprints ; Foreign technology ; Coal-fired power plants
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NTIS  PB89-206668 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15 pages ; 28 cm
An air pollution climatology, which incorporated convective scaling parameters, is used to investigate the conditions associated with hourly sulfur dioxide concentrations from a coal-fired power plant. One year of data from the Paradise power plant in central Kentucky (U.S.A.) was analyzed. Variables which were examined included emission rate, plume rise, wind speed, wind direction, stability class, convective scaling velocity, and similarity categories. The results show the meteorological conditions leading to high surface concentrations are the daytime hours having neutral/unstable atmospheric stability, light winds, and effective plume height to mixing height ratios typically greater than 0.85. In more than half of the 30 hours of highest observed concentrations, the atmospheric conditions satisfy the criteria for mixed-layer scaling.
"Reprint article published in Atmospheric Environment, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 2463-2475,1988." Caption title. "Journal article." Microfiche.