Air Quality and Meteorology. The Pasquill Stability-Dispersion System: A Poor Method for Describing Atmospheric Stability
VIERNES 28 DE FEBRERO
IMPARTE: Dr. Jonathan Kahl┃University of Wisconsin
Auditorio Julián Adem, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Ciudad Universitaria
The Pasquill stability-dispersion system was designed to describe atmospheric dispersion conditions and was never intended to be a “stand-alone” measure of stability, but it has nevertheless been used to characterize stability in a wide range of applications unrelated to atmospheric dispersion. In this study we evaluate whether the method’s underlying assumptions are sufficiently robust for characterizing stability, and whether the method provides acceptable characterizations when used as a stability classification tool outside the context of atmospheric dispersion.