Mesometeorological cycles of air pollution in the Iberian peninsula
The MECAPIP project was proposed as a comprehensive experimental programme intended to complement ongoing atmospheric physico-chemistry research in other regions of Europe, by documenting conditions and cycles in the south-western area. To this effect, its objectives were: (i) to characterise the meteorological conditions and transport mechanisms which can result in a sub-continental circulation covering most of Spain during the summer; (ii) to determine natural pathways, for the inflow of pollutants emitted in coastal areas, during the convergence period of this circulation, and study the evolution of the precursors (NO(x), HC), ozone and oxidation processes along these paths; (iii) to increase knowledge of the meso-scale processes in the interphase zone between the Atlantic and Mediterranean air masses. This document is based on the final report for the project and concentrates on the description and analysis of the data and observed processes. It includes a review of historical development and of observed processes, and a discussion of results and conclusions.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14834 EN (1992) 222 pp.
Availability: Available from Mr H Ott, CEC, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 2-87263-87-2
Record Number: 199310472 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en