Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Atmospheric diffusion modeling based on boundary layer parameterization /
Author Irwin, John S. ; Irwin, John S. (John Shearer, ; Gryning, S. E. ; Holtslag, A. A. M. ; Sivertsen, B.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab. ;Risoe National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark). ;Norsk Inst. for Luftforskning, Lillestroem. ;Royal Netherlands Meteorological Inst., De Bilt.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atmospheric Sciences Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3-85/056
Stock Number PB86-103660
OCLC Number 699497624
Subjects Meteorology--Research ; Air quality ; Diffusion ; Computer simulation
Additional Subjects Atmospheric diffusion ; Mathematical models ; Air pollution ; Boundary layers ; Scale(Ratio) ; Transport properties ; Meterology ; Wind velocity ; Temperature ; Concentration(Composition) ; Parametric equations ; Air quality ; Gaussian plume models
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/3-85-056 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/07/2011
NTIS  PB86-103660 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 43 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
The conclusions of a workgroup are presented outlining methods for processing meteorological data for use in air quality diffusion modeling. To incorporate the proper scaling parameters the discussion is structured in accordance with the current concepts for the idealized states of the planetary boundary layer. The authors recommend a number of models, the choice of which depends on the actual idealized state of the atmosphere. Several of the models characterize directly the crosswind integrated concentration at the surface, thus avoiding whenever justified the assumption of a Gaussian distribution of material in the vertical. The goal was to characterize the meteorological conditions affecting the diffusion for transport distances on the order of 10 km or less. Procedures are suggested for estimating the fundamental scaling parameters. For obtaining the meteorological data needed for estimating the scaling parameters, a minimum measurement program to be carried out at a mast is recommended. If only synoptic data are available, methods are presented for the determination of the scaling parameters. Also, methods are suggested for estimating the vertical profiles of wind velocity, temperature, and the variances of the vertical and lateral wind velocity fluctuations.
"August 1985." Includes bibliographical references (p.37-43) "EPA/600/3-85/056."