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Limitations of Air Pollution Episodes Forecast due to Boundary-Layer Parameterisations Implemented in Mesoscale Meteorological Models

  • Leiv H. Slørdal
  • Sandro Finardi
  • Ekaterina Batchvarova
  • Ranjeet S. Sokhi
  • Evangelia Fragkou
  • Alessio D'Allura

Dispersion models require information on the turbulence characteristics in the planetary boundary layer (PBL). This information is most often extracted from either meteorological measurements or from numerical (prognostic or diagnostic) models, and the requested turbulence parameters are then estimated using a PBL pre-processor.

Keywords

Wind Speed Planetary Boundary Layer Stable Boundary Layer Atmospheric Surface Layer Pollution Episode 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leiv H. Slørdal
    • 1
  • Sandro Finardi
    • 2
  • Ekaterina Batchvarova
    • 3
  • Ranjeet S. Sokhi
    • 4
  • Evangelia Fragkou
    • 4
  • Alessio D'Allura
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)KjellerNorway
  2. 2.ARIANETMilanItaly
  3. 3.National Institute of Meteorology & HydrologyUniversity of Hertfordshire (UH)SofiaBulgaria
  4. 4.University of Hertfordshire (UH)HatfieldUK

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