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Title: Nonturbulent dispersion processes in complex terrain

Author: Fosberg, Michael A.; Fox, Douglas G.; Howard, E.A.; Cohen, Jack D.;

Date: 1976

Source: Atmospheric Environment. 10(12): 1053-1055

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)


Mass divergence influences on plume dispersion modify classic Gaussian calculations by as much as a factor of two in complex terrain. The Gaussian plume was derived in flux form to include this process.

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Fosberg, Michael A.; Fox, Douglas G.; Howard, E.A.; Cohen, Jack D. 1976. Nonturbulent dispersion processes in complex terrain. Atmospheric Environment. 10(12): 1053-1055.


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