Publication Date

1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Spangler, Timothy C.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Geography

LCSH

Air--Pollution--California--Mathematical models||Coasts--California--Mathematical models||Atmosphere circulation--California--Mathematical models

Abstract

Considerable research has been done in the areas of coastal dispersion and of complex terrain dispersion, but until recently, little research has been done on coastal complex terrain dispersion. Two studies have been completed on coastal complex terrain dispersion and both have been done at the same time of the year. Dispersion in coastal complex terrain is examined over a year time period at the same location as one of the special studies to see when the most dispersive time occurs. Gaussian models often over estimate pollutant concentrations at the surface in complex terrain. A new model (CTDM) is modified in order to take into account the wide plumes generated in the stagnation zone in front of the terrain feature. This modified model is used to calculate an annual concentration in the coastal complex terrain area. Recommendations are provided on the calculation of annual pollutant concentrations in coastal complex terrain.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [122]-126)

Extent

126 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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