Sensitivity of Gaussian plume model to dispersion specifications

M. D. Carrascal, M. Puigcerver, P. Puig

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Variations in computed ground-level pollutant concentrations resulting from different sigma schemes in a Gaussian plume model have been investigated. Deviations from a standard calculation may be as large as orders of magnitude and are mostly associated with Pasquill-Gifford-Turner classes pertaining to active diffusion (classes A through D) in the rural case and to poor diffusion (classes E and F) in the urban one. The implications of these results as regards impact assessment studies are briefly discussed. © 1993 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-157
JournalTheoretical and Applied Climatology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1993


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