On Dispersion in the Convective Boundary Layer

  • A. Venkatram
Part of the Nato · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 5)


By assuming that the dispersion time scale in the convective boundary layer is “infinite,” we have derived a simple relationship between the ground-level concentration and the probability density function of vertical velocities at source height. This formulation yields results that compare favorably with the water-tank experiments of Willis and Deardorff (1978).


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Venkatram
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  1. 1.Environmental Research & Technology, Inc.ConcordUSA

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