Overview and Preliminary Results from the Across North America Tracer Experiment (ANATEX)

 

Roland R. Draxler

 

6th Joint Conference on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology, Jan 30 -Feb 3, 1989, Anaheim, CA, American Meteorological Society

 

Discussion - Long-range transport models incorporate a variety of assumptions regarding the flow of pollutants in the vicinity of air mass boundaries and their dispersion in cyclonic and anti-cyclonic systems.  Some models have no explicit treatment of these processes.  However, fruitful results can be obtained by comparing various model calculations with these [ANATEX] data.  Although the data were not collected in a season of the most interest to the air pollution community nor were the releases made from source locations that are of particular concern, the data are representative of meteorological processes that occur regardless of season over wide regions of the country.

 

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