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Principles of air pollution

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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Valeska Guzmán on Saturday March 7, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to Geol 3342 at University of Houston taught by Rappenglück in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 117 views. For similar materials see Principles of air pollution in Environmental Science at University of Houston.

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Study Guide Test 2 Chapter 5 Hydrometer aerosol particles nucleation mode size distribution primary and secondary particles aldehydes turning to acids by oxygen accumulation washout sedimentation coarse mode particles OH creation sea spray acidification chemical y physical weathering specific particle shape volcanic eruptions along equator photolysis radicals all components that have oxygen condensation volatile biomass ash organic matter soot BC diesel jet fuel oxidation process water density at 4 C heterogeneous and homogenous nucleation coagulation turbulence Brownian motion gravitational collection gas to particle conversion vapor depositionsublimation dissolution dissociation and hydration saturation vapor pressure acids and bases coastal area emissions ozone nitric acid dry deposition Chapter 6 4 forces pressure gradient force friction force apparent Coriolis force centrifugal force isobars how heat is transported vacuum best insulator Temperature gradient closer isobars faster force Coriolis force 0 at equator stronger at poles friction force important on surface surface wind speed increases with altitude less friction at boundary layer centrifugal force mass and velocity geostrophic wind important at 55 km 00 km pressure only 2 forces PGF and Coriolis Coriolis force to right in northern hemisphere left on south Friction at surface highest impact Friction over ocean is less on land friction higher Gradient wind curved isobars centrifugal force Vertical dimensions on global circulation Along equator most solar energy Convection cells Coriolis Effect on earth Hardly cells Cells are broken up in smaller parts Equatorial low pressure belt Warmer air holds more water vapor Saturation vapor curve depends on temperature Volcanoes along tropics air expands goes to south and comes back on north side takes a lot of atmospheric pressure to go around Intertropical Convergence Zone Central America ITCZ ITCZ depends on surface condition Monsoon rain in India Horse latitudes Sahara desert Coriolis stronger at high latitudes Over polesdesert no precipitation Main difference between oceans and continents watersand heats up faster and cools faster than water Forests vs field convection Cloud cover impact on pollution Photolysis Vertical pollution Warm air rises cold air sinks Formation of clouds Air parcel example Air parcel goes up expands and cools down 98 heat being released by air parcel in formation of clouds Wet saturated Stable air traps pollution Unstable is does not Temperature inversions mixing depth Maximum concentration during the morning Stronger Wind speed more dilution Radiation nocturnal inversions Wind along westerlies goes right and then comes back Warmer higher mixing layer colderthin mixing layer Large scale subsidence inversion Marine inversion onshore breeze night offshore breeze day Horizontal pollutant transport fast surface Windscloud cover effect on pollution Ground temperatures in the city Solid liquid water content of ground Urban heat island effect land coverlocal Winds Valley breeze mountain breeze Mountain chimney effect Instead of dispersing gases and particles may build up in elevated pollution layers Elevated ozone layer boundary layer


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