Air quality and pollution from forest fires.
The objective of the lab is to teach the use of hysplit a air quality model to predict where a pollutant emitted by a fire or manufacturing plant will travel in the United States.
How does the height of the pollution source effect the height that the pollutants travel with distance and how does the meteorological conditions effect the trajectory.
1. Read the article on the Rodeo fire Show low Arizona June 20 2002
2. Look at the satellite pictures of the smoke see
3.Run hysplit and compare the model to the picture projection of the smoke
path. Discuss how good the model is. Select edas 80 km air data.
4. Run for 4 days and look at path. Then run for June 30 and look at path
5. For extra credit determine what the impact of opening the Asarco plant in El Paso would have on air quality.
Find the location of the Show Low file.
2. Run Hysplit
Find the utm time
Arizona time+7 hr. = 10:30 + 7= 17:30
Date is June 20 2002
The change air flow direction is a function of the rossby wave.
http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary/search?id=rossby-wave1Rossby wave— A wave on a uniform current in a two-dimensional nondivergent fluid system, rotating with varying angular speed about the local vertical (beta plane).