Editors: G. Latini, R. Cocci Grifoni, S. Tascini

Atmospheric Flow Fields: Theory, Numerical Methods and Software Tools

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Printed Copy: US $119
ISBN: 978-1-60805-627-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-483-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080548311120101


This e-book is a collection of chapters on practical and theoretical aspects of atmospheric flows over flat and complex terrain, with applications to air pollution and wind energy.

It is divided into two main sections: the first section deals with atmospheric dynamics, and the second section explains the planetary boundary-layer parameterization that is a key issue for the definition of initial wind flow fields in meteorological and prognostic estimation of turbulence - “Ensemble Nowcasting” for short term prediction.

The e-book is unique in that it features a combination of theoretical, analytical and numerical techniques, and tools where the techniques presented in the e-book are demonstrated and can be replicated by the reader. These practical tools can be used to easily test selected mathematical formulation or for performing a swift sensitivity analysis. The tools presented in this reference work focus primarily on mixing height evaluation, representative day identification and PBL characterization by elementary measurements evaluated at surface level.

This e-book should be a valuable reference for readers interested in the meteorology of atmospheric wind flows.


- Pp. i-ii (2)
Marco Pacetti
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- Pp. iii-iv (2)
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List of Contributors

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The Structure of the Atmosphere

- Pp. 3-41 (39)
Giovanni Latini and Roberta Cocci Grifoni
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Synoptic and Mesoscale Circulations

- Pp. 42-56 (15)
Simone Tascini
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Coastal Air Pollution Meteorology and Meteorological Models

- Pp. 57-109 (53)
Simone Tascini and Mariano Pierantozzi
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Selected Applications of Coastal Valley Meteorology

- Pp. 110-133 (24)
Roberta Cocci Grifoni and Giovanni Latini
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Fundamentals of Air Pollution Mathematical Modeling

- Pp. 134-152 (19)
Roberta Cocci Grifoni and R. D’Onofrio
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Advection-Diffusion in the Atmosphere: Equations and Solutions

- Pp. 153-173 (21)
Tiziano Tirabassi and Marco T. Vilhena
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Estimation of the Lower Atmospheric Turbulence Parameters by Sodar-Rass Unit and Sonic Anemometer

- Pp. 174-184 (11)
Renato Ricci, Roberta Cocci Grifoni and Marco Mazzieri
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Appendix A: List of Air Quality Models

- Pp. 185-212 (28)
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Appendix B: List of Weather Databases

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