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This volume describes studied undertaken under the auspices of COST Action 710, which was concerned with the preprocessing of meteorological data for atmospheric dispersion models. The purpose of the studies was to compare different methods of processing meteorological information using data sets available and to recommend methods that could be uniformly applied in different countries. Four key areas were identified as being of highest priority: surface energy balance; mixing height determination for dispersion modelling; vertical profiles of wind, temperature and turbulence; and wind flow in complex terrain. This volume is in five sections: an introduction, which describes the background to the work and explains how the various aspects are related, and four Working Group reports covering each of the above topics.

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Authors: FISCHER B E A, University of Greenwich, Chatham (GB);EBRINK H, KEMA, Arnhem (NL);FINARDI S, CISE SpA, Milano (IT);JEANNET P, Institut suisse de météorologie, Payerne (CH);JOFFRE S, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki (FI);MORSELLI M G, ENEL SpA, Milano (IT);PECHINGER U, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, Wien (AT);SEIBERT P, University of Agricultural Sciences, Institute for Meteorology and Physics, Wien (AT);THOMSON D (EDITORS), The Meteorological Office, Bracknell (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18195 EN (1998) 431pp., ECU 46.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3302-X
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