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Computer- and lidar-aided monitoring of industrial sources aerosol polluted zones in a city
Author(s): Serguei M. Pershin; Aleksei V. Bukharin; Vladislav S. Makarov; Oleg B. Butusov
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Paper Abstract

Instantaneous air pollution fields in towns have mosaic structure and to measure its probability function one needs a measuring network with a great number of sensors. The problem cannot be solved purely by means of computer simulations because of the turbulent character of the air flows among buildings. In this paper we studied this problem by using lidar measurements and computer simulations simultaneously. The lidar data was used for the model parameterization. To simulate the atmosphere transport of the pollution puffs over city buildings we developed the special computer trajectory model. It takes into account the processes of plume widening while spreading over obstacles. The method is easily adjusted on the base of a plume geometrical and transparency lidar measurements. It uses the approximation of a quasipotential flow. The model accounts the widening of a plume flowing around buildings through effects of air volumes scattering on the potentials that represent building configurations. This method was used to study air polluted zones from one of Moscow's heat power stations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2506, Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements, (20 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221035
Show Author Affiliations
Serguei M. Pershin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Aleksei V. Bukharin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Vladislav S. Makarov, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Oleg B. Butusov, Ctr. of Ecology and Forest Productivity Problems (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2506:
Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements
Peter Fabian; Volker Klein; Maurus Tacke; Konradin Weber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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