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Air Pollution and Turbulence

Modeling and Applications

Edited by Davidson Moreira, Marco Vilhena

© 2009 – CRC Press

354 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 79 B/W Illus.

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Since its discovery in early 1900, turbulence has been an interesting and complex area of study. Written by international experts, Air Pollution and Turbulence: Modeling and Applications presents advanced techniques for modeling turbulence, with a special focus on air pollution applications, including pollutant dispersion and inverse problems. The book’s foreword was written by specialists in the field, including the Professor Sergej Zilitinkevich. Offering innovative atmospheric mathematical modeling methods, which can also be applied to other disciplines, the book includes:

  • Discussions on the effects of soot and diesel particulates on building surfaces and human health
  • Observational studies of convective Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) over pastures and forests in Amazonia
  • Theoretical studies of turbulence and turbulent transport modeling of contaminants during the decaying of a ABL convective
  • The parameterization of convective turbulence and clouds in atmospheric models based on the combination of the eddy-diffusivity and mass-flux approaches
  • Analytical solutions to the advection-diffusion equation and analytical models for air pollution, including those for low wind conditions
  • Analytical solutions to the advection-diffusion equation using the Generalized Integral Laplace Transform Technique (GILTT) and the decomposition method
  • Lagrangian stochastic dispersion models with applications for airborne dispersion in the ABL
  • Atmospheric dispersion with Large Eddy Simulation (LES) using the Lagrangian and Eulerian approaches
  • Modeling of photochemical air pollution for better air quality management
  • Analysis of the transport of a trace gas (CO2) at the global scale and overviews of the inverse-problem techniques for deducing emissions from known concentrations

The book provides a solid theoretical understanding of turbulence and includes cases studies that illustrate subjects related to environmental sciences and environmental modeling. It reflects and summarizes recent developments in key areas of modeling atmospheric turbulence and air pollution. It pulls together information on techniques and methods used on turbulence, air pollution, and applications. While these topics are often covered separately, this book’s combined coverage of all three areas sets it apart.

Table of Contents

Deposition, Transformation, and Remobilization of Soot and Diesel Particulates on Building Surfaces, P. Brimblecombe and C.M. Grossi

Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Concepts and Measurements, G. Fisch

Turbulence and Dispersion of Contaminants in the Planetary Boundary Layer, G.A. Degrazia, A. Gledson Oliveira Goulart, and D.R. Roberti

Parameterization of Convective Boundary Layer Turbulence and Clouds in Atmospheric Models, P.M.M. Soares, J. Teixeira, and P.M.A. Miranda

Mathematical Air Pollution Models: Eulerian Models, T. Tirabassi

Analytical Models for the Dispersion of Pollutants in Low Wind Conditions, P. Kumar and M. Sharan

On the GILTT Formulation for Pollutant Dispersion Simulation in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, D.M. Moreira, M. Túllio M. B. de Vilhena, and D. Buske

An Outline of Lagrangian Stochastic Dispersion Models, D. Anfossi and S.T. Castelli

Atmospheric Dispersion with a Large-Eddy Simulation: Eulerian and Lagrangian Perspectives, U. Rizza, G. Gioia, G. Lacorata, C. Mangia, and G.P. Marra

Photochemical Air Pollution Modeling: Toward Better Air Quality Management, C. Borrego, A.I. Miranda, and J. Ferreira

Inversion of Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations, I.G. Enting


About the Editors

Davidson Moreira is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Pampa in Brazil.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General