Lateral transport of traffic pollutants in complex urban area
Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences Czech republic
2 Department of Atmospheric Physics, Charles University Czech republic
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Published online: 18 July 2018
Owing to the spatial variability of an urban area, even the transport of passive scalar is complex. The examination of the pollutant transport in such turbulent flow as occur within the urban canopy requires the measurements not only the advective but also the turbulent part of this transport. However, recent measurement techniques for the turbulent transport have their limitations. In particular, these measurements are very demanding if one needs to analyze the ventilation processes of the street through the entire streetcanyon openings and which needs to be performed also in the positions where the handling with the measurement instruments might comprise a complex issue or is even impossible. Thus we present a comparison of two methods for the assessment of turbulent and advective pollution fluxes through the lateral openings of two different street canyons with respect to the wind direction and the roof-height nonuniformity to evaluate the importance of the measurement of these fluxes nearby the street-canyon walls. Both of them are based on the simultaneous point measurement of concentration and lateral velocity component and the interpolation between the last measured point and the street-canyon borders, but in the second method the measured area is extended from 77% to 84% of the total area of the lateral openings.
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