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Main Title Flow and Dispersion of Pollutants Within Two-Dimensional Valleys, 1991.
Author Snyder, W. H. ; Khurshudyan, L. H. ; Nekrasov, I. V. ; Lawson, R. E. ; Thompson, R. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Main Geophysical Observatory, Leningrad (USSR). ;Moscow State Univ. (USSR).
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/150;
Stock Number PB91-219063
Additional Subjects Pollution transport ; Air pollution ; Valleys ; Atmospheric boundary layer ; Atmospheric diffusion ; Laboratory tests ; Wind tunnels ; Mathematical models ; Graphs(Charts) ; Simulation ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-219063 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/26/1991
Collation 29p
Abstract Wind-tunnel experiments and a theoretical model concerning the flow structure and pollutant diffusion over two-dimensional valleys of varying aspect ratio are described and compared. Three model valleys were used, having small, medium, and steep slopes. Measurements of mean and turbulent velocity fields were made upstream, within, and downwind of each of these valleys. Concentration distributions were measured downwind of tracer sources placed at an array of locations within each of the valleys. The data are displayed as maps of terrain amplification factors, defined as the ratios of maximum ground-level concentrations in the presence of the valleys to the maxima observed from sources of the same height located in flat terrain. Maps are also provided showing the distance to locations of the maximum ground-level concentrations. The concentration patterns are interpreted in terms of the detailed flow structure measured in the valleys. These data were also compared with results of a mathematical model for treating flow and dispersion over two-dimensional complex terrain. This model used the wind-tunnel measurements to generate mean flow fields and eddy diffusivities, and these were applied in the numerical solution of the diffusion equation. Measured concentration fields were predicted reasonably well by this model for the valley of small slope and somewhat less well for the valley of medium slope. Because flow separation was observed within the steepest valley, the model was not applied in this case.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Atmospheric Environment, v25A n7 p1347-1375 1991. See also PB91-196337. Prepared in cooperation with Main Geophysical Observatory, Leningrad (USSR), and Moscow State Univ. (USSR).
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Flow and Dispersion of Pollutants Within Two-Dimensional Valleys, 1991.
Category Codes 68A; 55B
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/09
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 126923622
Origin NTIS
Type CAT