A physical approach to air pollution climatological modelling in a complex site

Bonino G, Longhetto A, & Runca E (1980). A physical approach to air pollution climatological modelling in a complex site. Il Nuovo Cimento C 3 (5): 491-505. DOI:10.1007/BF02507351.

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Abstract

A Gaussian climatological model which takes into account physical factors affecting air pollutant dispersion, such as nocturnal radiative inversion and mixing height evolution, associated with land breeze and sea breeze regimes, respectively, has been applied to the topographically complex area of La Spezia (a basin surrounded by hilly terrain, located on the Italian coast). Results from the measurements of the dynamic and thermodynamic structure of the lower atmosphere, obtained by a series of field experiments, are utilized in the model to calculate SO2 seasonal average concentrations. The model has been tested on eight three-monthly periods by comparing the simulated values with the ones measured at the SO2 stations of the local air pollution monitoring network. Comparison of simulated and measured values was very satisfactory and proved the applicability of the implemented model for urban planning and establishment of air quality strategies also at a topoghraphically complex site.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 11:36
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 11:36
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12026

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