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By Paolo Zannetti

Finishing this e-book is giving me a mix of aid, pride and frus­ tration. reduction, for the crowning glory of a venture that has taken too lots of my evenings and weekends and that, within the final numerous months, has develop into nearly an obsession. delight, for the positive feeling that this e-book, inspite of its many shortcomings and imbalances, can be of a few aid to the pollution clinical group. Frustration, for the impossibility of incorporating newly to be had fabric that may require one other significant assessment of a number of key chap­ ters - an attempt that's presently past my energies yet now not past my wants. the 1st canovaccio of this booklet got here out in 1980 while i used to be invited via Computational Mechanics within the uk to provide my first pollution Modeling path. The path fabric, within the type of transparencies, increased, yr after 12 months, hence delivering a starting to be operating foundation. In 1985, the ECC Joint examine middle in Ispra, Italy, requested me to arrange a serious survey of mathe­ matical types of atmospheric pollutants, shipping and deposition. This aid gave me the chance to organize a type of "first draft" of the publication, which I accelerated within the following years.

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_------------19 Ocean Figure 3-3. Representative air circulation during a daytime sea breeze. The dashed curves represent contours of uniform temperature (isotherms) and the numbers give their respective temperatures in degrees Celsius (from Williamson, 1973). } Figure 3-4. Upslope daytime wind due to greater solar heating on the valley's side than in its center (left), and downslope nighttime wind due to more rapid radiational cooling on the valley's slope than in its center (right).

Emissions) • statistical models, based upon semiempirical statistical relations among available data and measurements An example of a deterministic model is a diffusion model, in which the output (the concentration field) is computed from mathematical manipulations of specified inputs (emission rates and atmospheric parameters such as dispersion rates). (*) Deterministic models are the most important ones for practical applications since, if properly calibrated and used, they provide an unambiguous, deterministic source-receptor relationship.

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