Field investigations of the dispersion of pollution across a ridge

Stephen F. Benjamin, J.J. Havlena, R.D. Rowe

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Abstract

A field program is being conducted around a sour gas processing plant in Alberta to ascertain the effect of a ridge, situated close by, on the emissions from the plant. As one part of this program, a series of tetroon flights were performed during the summer of 1977. Large instabilities were observed during windy neutral atmospheric conditions as well as on days with strong thermal convection. The instabilities extended to several hundred meters above the ground, and were an order of magnitude greater than the height variations of the underlying terrain. Under more stable conditions the air flow was observed to reflect the structure of the terrain more closely.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NATO/CCMS 9th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution, Modelling and its Applications Toronto
PublisherNATO/CCMS
Pages46-55
Publication statusPublished - 1978

Bibliographical note

The full text of this item is not available from the repository. Paper presented at the 9th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution, Modelling and its Applications, held August 28-31 1978, Toronto, Canada.

Keywords

  • plume dispersion
  • sour gas
  • air pollution
  • air flow

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