The Use of Acid Deposition Models in Designing Long-Range Tracer Experiments

  • Amos Eddy
  • Perry J. Samson
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The feasibility of conducting a tracer field experiment to quantify the scales of atmospheric transport associated with acidic deposition is being debated. One design component for a tracer sampling network is the use of existing acid deposition models for guidance on probable transport directions and scales. In order to assess the most cost-effective sampling strategy it is important that an attempt is made first to model the space-time distributions of both the pollutant and the precipitation. It is the former we address in this paper; however, the importance of an adequate knowledge of precipitation distributions cannot be overstated.


Weather Type Sensor Placement Sampling Network Washout Ratio Covariance Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amos Eddy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Perry J. Samson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oklahoma Climatological SurveyUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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