Observations of the penetration of elevated inversions by a plume from a tar sands plant in northern Alberta, Canada are compared with the predictions of a numerical plume rise model. Timemean plume behaviour was recorded simultaneously by ground-based photography and aircraft monitoring of sulphur dioxide concentration. Supporting data on source conditions as well as atmospheric temperature and wind profiles were also obtained concurrently with the plume measurements.The results of the comparison indicate that reasonable predictions of the position and the relative penetration of the buoyant plume into the inversion are possible with a simple one-dimensional plume model, given the measured atmospheric wind and temperature profiles.
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- Observations and Predictions of Inversion Penetration by a Buoyant Industrial Plume
P. R. Slawson
G. A. Davidson
- Springer US
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