Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Based Upon Boundary Layer Parameterization

  • B. Sivertsen
  • S. E. Gryning
  • A. A. M. Holtslag
  • J. S. Irwin
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 10)


Characteristic scaling parameters in the planetary boundary layer (PBL), as presented by Irwin et al. (1985) and Holtslag et al. (1985), have been applied to estimate the dispersion of nonbuoyant gaseous pollutants. Where only standard surface data are available, methods are suggested for estimation of wind and temperature profiles (Irwin et al., 1985).


Atmospheric Boundary Layer Planetary Boundary Layer Stable Boundary Layer Dispersion Estimate Dispersion Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sivertsen
    • 1
  • S. E. Gryning
    • 2
  • A. A. M. Holtslag
    • 3
  • J. S. Irwin
    • 4
  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Air ResearchLillestrømNorway
  2. 2.Risø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  3. 3.Royal Netherlands Meteorological’ InstituteDe BiltThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Meteorology and Assessment Division, Environmental Sciences Research LaboratoryE.P.A.Research Triangle ParkUSA

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