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Main Title Evidence of Enhanced Vertical Dispersion in the Wakes of Tall Buildings in Wind Tunnel Simulations of Lower Manhattan.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Resources Lab.
Publisher 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA/600/A-04/082;
Stock Number PB2004-107207
Additional Subjects Atmospheric dispersion ; Wind tunnel tests ; Contaminants ; Buildings ; Wakes ; Tracer techniques ; Urban areas ; Scale models ; Effluents ; Flow visualization ; Smoke ; Atmospheric boundary layer ; Particulates ; Air flow ; Plumes ; Air pollution ; Laser doppler anemometers ; Velocity ; Simulations ; Manhattan Island ; World Trade Center ; New York City(New York) ; Rubble
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Abstract Observations of flow and dispersion in urban areas with tall buildings have revealed a phenomenon whereby contaminants can be transported vertically up the lee sides of tall buildings due to the vertical flow in the wake of the building. This phenomenon, which contributes to what is sometimes called rapid vertical dispersion, has important consequences for the dispersion of pollutants in urban areas and its understanding may be crucial to improving urban dispersion models. This venting effect was observed in a wind-tunnel study of dispersion from the site of the destroyed World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City, using a scale model of lower Manhattan, including a scaled representation of the rubble pile.
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