Application of the Sulfur Transport Eulerian Model (Stem) to a Sure Data Set

  • Gregory R. Carmichael
  • Leonard K. Peters
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 3)


Regional scale models are important tools in the study of the atmospheric cycles of trace gases. For example, it is apparent that only after the regional cycle of a pollutant is understood can an efficient and cost-effective control strategy be developed. However, the observed distribution of a pollutant in the atmosphere results from complex interactions between the source distribution, the transport by the mean winds (both horizontally and Vertically), the mixing by turbulent diffusion, the generation or depletion by chemical interaction with other trace species, and the removal by physical interaction with surfaces (dry deposition) and by encounter with a dispersed liquid phase (wet removal). Regional scale models provide a means of studying these complex processes.


Wind Field Deposition Velocity Eddy Diffusivity Disperse Liquid Phase Regional Scale Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory R. Carmichael
    • 1
  • Leonard K. Peters
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa and University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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