Numerical analysis of the role of sea-breeze fronts on air quality in coastal and inland polluted areas of Sfax (Tunisia)

A. Maalej, Karsten Suhre, R. Rosset

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Abstract

At regional scales (mesoscale), sea breeze circulations are key dynamic feature for processing emissions from coastal (urban and industrial) as well as from inland (rural) areas. The role of moving sea breeze fronts on air quality over coastal and inland polluted areas is investigated through numerical simulation of the transport/chemistry of air pollutants, using detailed structures of eddy diffusivity, temperature and flow fields associated with such fronts. Our interest lies in the study of air pollution in the region of Sfax, an industrial town at the Mediterranean shores of Tunisia. We report sensitivity studies of the impact of sea breeze fronts on the transport and diffusion of the atmospheric gaseous tracers emitted at coastal and inland sources of Sfax.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModelling, Monitoring and Management
PublisherComputational Mechanics Inc
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 5th International Conference on Air Pollution, AIR POLLUTION V - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 16 Sep 199718 Sep 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 5th International Conference on Air Pollution, AIR POLLUTION V
CityBologna, Italy
Period16/9/9718/9/97

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Maalej, A., Suhre, K., & Rosset, R. (1997). Numerical analysis of the role of sea-breeze fronts on air quality in coastal and inland polluted areas of Sfax (Tunisia). In Modelling, Monitoring and Management Computational Mechanics Inc.