Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12291-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12291-2021
Research article
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17 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 17 Aug 2021

Vehicle-induced turbulence and atmospheric pollution

Paul A. Makar, Craig Stroud, Ayodeji Akingunola, Junhua Zhang, Shuzhan Ren, Philip Cheung, and Qiong Zheng

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Vehicle pollutant emissions occur in an environment where upward transport can be enhanced due to the turbulence created by the vehicles as they move through the atmosphere. An approach for including these turbulence effects in regional air pollution forecast models has been derived from theoretical, observation, and higher-resolution modeling. The enhanced mixing, which occurs in the immediate vicinity of roadways, changes pollutant concentrations on the regional to continental scale.
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