Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13049–13066, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13049–13066, 2016

Research article 21 Oct 2016

Research article | 21 Oct 2016

Quantifying horizontal and vertical tracer mass fluxes in an idealized valley during daytime

Daniel Leukauf et al.


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Sep 2016) by Bernhard Vogel
AR by Daniel Leukauf on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Since populated valleys suffer often from poor air quality, it is of interest to better understand the various mechanisms relevant to remove pollutants from the valley atmosphere. One mechanism is the transport by along-slope flows, which are generated during fair-weather days. In this study we quantify the amount of tracer that is removed from a valley atmosphere and the amount that is re-circulated within the valleys. For this study we are using the numerical weather model WRF.
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