Avacta II Model Simulations of Worst-Case Air Pollution Scenarios in Northern Italy

  • Paolo Zannetti
  • Gabriele Carboni
  • Alfonso Ceriani
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This paper presents a new, improved version of the AVACTA II air pollution computer package, its numerical and analytical features, and its simulation capabilities and limitations. This is followed by the presentation of a few AVACTA II simulations of worst-case air pollution scenarios in northern Italy, a region characterized in wintertime by foggy, stagnant conditions often leading to air pollution episodes in the Po Valley (Val Padana).


Electric Power Research Institute Simulation Capability Plume Rise Close Segment Plain Site 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Zannetti
    • 1
  • Gabriele Carboni
    • 2
  • Alfonso Ceriani
    • 3
  1. 1.AeroVironment Inc.MonroviaUSA
  2. 2.CRTN-ENELMilanoItaly
  3. 3.ENEL-CTNMilanoItaly

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