2. Meteorology

  1. George E. DeVaull,
  2. John A. King,
  3. Ronald J. Lantzy and
  4. David J. Fontaine

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470937990.ch2

Understanding Atmospheric Dispersion of Accidental Releases: A CCPS Concept Book

Understanding Atmospheric Dispersion of Accidental Releases: A CCPS Concept Book

How to Cite

DeVaull, G. E., King, J. A., Lantzy, R. J. and Fontaine, D. J. (1995) Meteorology, in Understanding Atmospheric Dispersion of Accidental Releases: A CCPS Concept Book, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470937990.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780816906819

Online ISBN: 9780470937990

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Keywords:

  • accidental release;
  • fluid flows;
  • vertical density stratification;
  • turbulent mixing;
  • atmospheric stability classifications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Atmosphere

  • Turbulence in the Atmosphere

  • Mechanically Generated Turbulence

  • Vertical Density Stratification and Buoyancy

  • Atmospheric Stability Classifications

  • Similarity Scaling in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

  • Changes over Time in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer