PREDICTING DIFFUSION OF ATMOSPHERIC CONTAMINANTS BY CONSIDERATION OF TURBULENT CHARACTERISTICS OF WSMR
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The relationships between the turbulent intensities about the mean flow in the lowest layers of the atmosphere at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and climatological data are discussed in terms of predicting the diffusion of contaminants into the atmosphere. If the turbulent fluctuations observed in the lower portion of the boundary layer are considered representative, then correlations with climatological summaries may be used as a rudimentary estimator for estimating the diffusion power of the atmosphere. A simple empirical diffusion model for general use is also given.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Air Pollution and Control