Numerical Simulation of Meso-Meteorological Circulations in the Lisbon Region

  • Miguel Coutinho
  • Alfredo Rocha
  • Carlos Borrego
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 18)


During the last 5 years, the University of Aveiro has directed significant research towards the analysis of regional air quality and problems related to the transport of airborne pollutants over Portugal (Coutinho et al., 1989; Borrego et al., 1991). One of the main conclusions of these studies was the necessity to consider mesoscale atmospheric circulations in studying atmospheric dispersion patterns in Portugal. Mesoscale meteorological models seem to be the most adequate tool to represent those circulations through the mathematical simulation of atmospheric physical processes.


Iberian Peninsula Local Standard Time Portuguese Coast Mesoscale Meteorological Model Upslope Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Coutinho
    • 1
  • Alfredo Rocha
    • 2
  • Carlos Borrego
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environment and PlanningUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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