Air Pollution Meteorology

  • Paolo Zannetti


Most air pollution phenomena occur in the lower part of the atmosphere called the planetary boundary layer, or PBL. The PBL (which is sometimes called the friction layer) is defined as “the region in which the atmosphere experiences surface effects through vertical exchanges of momentum, heat and moisture” (Panofsky and Dutton, 1984).


Atmospheric Boundary Layer Planetary Boundary Layer Unstable Condition Surface Heat Flux Internal Boundary Layer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Zannetti
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  1. 1.AeroVironment Inc.MonroviaUSA
  2. 2.Bergen High Tech CentreIBM Scientific CentreBergenNorway

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