Pollutant Dispersion in the Ekman Layer Using Moment-Reduced Transport Equations

  • D. Eppel
  • J. Häuser
  • H. Lohse
  • F. Tanzer
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The program MODIS (Moment Distribution) is designed to extend the Gaussian plume model up to the range of about 102 km. Numerical experiments with stationary solutions are reported to show reliability and accuracy (essentially dependent on the grid Peclét number) of the results. The influence of the Coriolis force on the ground centre line of the plume is shown to be considerably smaller than estimates based on analytical models.


Peclet Number Exchange Coefficient EKMAN Layer Equidistant Grid Sink Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Eppel
    • 1
  • J. Häuser
    • 1
  • H. Lohse
    • 1
  • F. Tanzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikGKSS ForschungszentrumGeesthactGermany
  2. 2.1. Institut für PhysikUniversität GiessenGiessenGermany

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