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Within the Eurotrac subproject TRACT (Transport of Air Pollutants over Complex Terrain) three pre-experiments have been performed to study air flow in complex mountainous terrain: (i) in 1989 the split of the air flow between the Leventina and Blenio valley was investigated; (ii) in 1990 the overflow of the alpine barrier (Lucomagno, Gottardo, Nufenen) was studied; (iii) in 1991 the air flow across the Alps was studied in an extended area and in an opposite direction to the previous one, i.e., in a north to south transport direction. The general layout of this experiment and the first results are given here.

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Authors: NODOP K ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);AMBROSETTI P, Osservatoria Ticinese, SMA, Locarno-Monti (CH);ANFOSSI D, CNR, Istituto di Cosmo-Geofisica, Torino (IT);LAMPRECHT R, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen (CH);MARZORATI A, ENEL Milano (IT);ZIMMERMANN H, Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Symposium '92 EUROTRAC, A Eureka Environmental Project, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (DE), March 23-27, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37153 ORA
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