The Kwinana coastal fumigation study: I - program overview, experimental design and selected results

B. L. Sawford, A. K. Luhar, J. M. Hacker, S. A. Young, I. H. Yoon, J. A. Noonan, J. N. Carras, D. J. Williams, K. N. Rayner

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    Abstract

    Fumigation under sea-breeze conditions is a major feature of the air pollution meteorology in the coastal industrial region of Kwinana, south of Perth in Western Australia. An intensive field experiment on fumigation was carried out in the region in early 1995 with the objective of using the measured data to develop and test a shoreline fumigation model. Fumigation of plumes from the Kwinana Power Station was studied using an instrumented research aircraft, radiosonde balloons, meteorological stations, a lidar, a mobile surface sampler, and sonic anemometers. The study has yielded a detailed and high quality data set as a result of both the range of observations undertaken and of the regularity of the sea-breeze conditions under scrutiny. The details of the experiment are summarised in this paper and some typical results are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)359-384
    Number of pages26
    JournalBoundary-Layer Meteorology
    Volume89
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998

    Keywords

    • Air pollution meteorology
    • Aircraft measurements
    • Field experiment
    • Lidar measurements
    • Plume diffusion
    • Sea breeze
    • Thermal internal boundary layer

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    Sawford, B. L., Luhar, A. K., Hacker, J. M., Young, S. A., Yoon, I. H., Noonan, J. A., Carras, J. N., Williams, D. J., & Rayner, K. N. (1998). The Kwinana coastal fumigation study: I - program overview, experimental design and selected results. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 89, 359-384. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1001758118814