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Synoptic and Mesoscale Weather Conditions During Air Pollution Episodes in Athens, Greece

  • George Kallos
  • Pavlos Kassomenos
  • Roger A. Pielke

Abstract

Based on regular climatological and air quality data from the Greater Athens Area (GAA), the air pollution episodes observed in Athens during the period 1983–1990 were analysed and classified. The main characteristics of atmospheric conditions during days with high air pollution concentrations are summarized too. Model simulations show that the worst air pollution episodes in Athens occur during days with a critical balance between synoptic and mesoscale circulations and/or during days with warm advection in the lower troposphere.

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Local Circulation Regional Atmospheric Modelling System Mesoscale Circulation Warm Advection Wind Rose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Kallos
    • 1
  • Pavlos Kassomenos
    • 1
  • Roger A. Pielke
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Applied Physics, Meteorology Lab.University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Dept. of Atmospheric SciencesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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