Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
30 Apr 1997
30 Apr 1997

Pollutant transport in coastal areas with and without background wind

J. Camps, J. Massons, M. R. Soler, and E. C. Nickerson

Abstract. A three-dimensional meteorological model and a Lagrangian particle dispersion model are used to study the effects of a uniform large-scale wind on the dispersion of a non-reactive pollutant in a coastal region with complex terrain. Simulations are carried out both with and without a background wind. A comparison between model results and measured data (wind and pollutant concentrations) indicates that the coupled model system provides a useful mechanism for analyzing pollutant dispersion in coastal regions.