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Main Title Plume Diffusion in a Residential Neighborhood during Stable Conditions.
Author Lamb, B. ; Allwine, E. ; Eskridge, R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab. ;Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/184;
Stock Number PB88-251640
Additional Subjects Plume detection ; Smoke ; Airborne wastes ; Combustion products ; Tracer studies ; Residential areas ; Air pollution monitoring ; Cancer ; Atmospheric dispersion
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-251640 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
As part of the EPA Integrated Air Cancer Program, a series of atmospheric tracer releases was conducted to investigate plume dispersion under wintertime, nighttime conditions in an urban valley as a basis for determining the relative impact of nearby and far away sources upon air quality monitoring sites. Hourly averaged diffusion rates exceeded typical rural diffusion rates by more than two stability classes and the McElroy-Pooler urban diffusion curves by one stability class. Horizontal diffusion rates estimated from turbulence data measured at the source agreed within 38 percent of the observed diffusion rates over distances of less than 1 km.