REALISTC MIXING DEPTHS FOR ABOVE GROUND AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS

This paper examines current emission control philosophy, which according to the US Environmental Protection Agency should be based upon the significance of the particular polluting source. The problem of accounting for above ground aircraft emissions is considered. Daily inversion height data are used to determine a realistic vertical containment altitude by aircraft emissions. Problems in obtaining good inversion data are described. Aircraft emissions at Los Angeles International Airport are adjusted to reflect real world inversion conditions on those days when the inversion height is low enough to significantly influence air pollution levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Pollution Control Association

    4400 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213
  • Authors:
    • SEGAL, H M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Accession Number: 00155933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM