2. Overview of Meteorology and Atmospheric Dispersion

  1. Steven R. Hanna1 and
  2. Rex E. Britter2

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470935613.ch2

Wind Flow and Vapor Cloud Dispersion at Industrial and Urban Sites

Wind Flow and Vapor Cloud Dispersion at Industrial and Urban Sites

How to Cite

Hanna, S. R. and Britter, R. E. (2002) Overview of Meteorology and Atmospheric Dispersion, in Wind Flow and Vapor Cloud Dispersion at Industrial and Urban Sites, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470935613.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hanna Consultants

  2. 2

    University of Cambridge

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 4 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780816908639

Online ISBN: 9780470935613

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Keywords:

  • atmospheric dispersion;
  • Gaussian dispersion model;
  • surface roughness length;
  • displacement length;
  • mass- weighted mean heights

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions of Concepts and Terms

  • Engineering Background

  • Survey of Currently Available Methods for Classifying Dispersion Coefficients for a Variety of Surface Types

  • Survey of Experiments Showing Effects of Surface Roughness Obstacles on Dispersion