Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5935–5951, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5935-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5935–5951, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5935-2021

Research article 20 Apr 2021

Research article | 20 Apr 2021

Parameterizing the vertical downward dispersion of ship exhaust gas in the near field

Ronny Badeke et al.

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This work aims to describe the physical distribution of ship exhaust gases in the near field, e.g., inside of a harbor. Results were calculated with a mathematical model for different meteorological and technical conditions. It has been shown that large vessels like cruise ships have a significant effect of up to 55 % downward movement of exhaust gas, as they can disturb the ground near wind circulation. This needs to be considered in urban air pollution studies.
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