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Calculations of annual averaged sulphur dioxide concentrations at ground level in the AOSERP study area

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  • The Climatological Dispersion Model and the input data required for calculation of annual averaged values of sulphur dioxide concentrations at ground level are described. The most important meteorological input to the model is the long-term joint frequency distribution of winds in the vicinity of the sources of atmospheric pollution. These data are computed with the help of statistics of wind correlation between Fort McMurray and Mildred Lake, Alberta. Numerical experiments are performed with and without parameterized pollutant removal processes. The effect of incorporating terrain in the model is examinedq Experiments comparing concentrations due to existing sources with those due to existing and future sources are performed. Results are also compared with observational data from pollution monitors and snowpack sampling. Estimates are made of sulphur loading due to dry deposition.

  • Date created
    1977
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  • Type of Item
    Report
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3FQ9QC81
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    This material is provided under educational reproduction permissions included in Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's Copyright and Disclosure Statement, see terms at http://www.environment.alberta.ca/copyright.html. This Statement requires the following identification: \"The source of the materials is Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/. The use of these materials by the end user is done without any affiliation with or endorsement by the Government of Alberta. Reliance upon the end user's use of these materials is at the risk of the end user.