Accession Number : AD0282872

Title :   CLIMATOLOGY AND LOW-LEVEL AIR POLLUTION POTENTIAL FROM SHIPS IN SAN DIEGO HARBOR

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR STATION NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : MERCER,JOHN M.

Report Date : APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A general estimate of the microclimate of the San Diego region is presented, since detailed data are not available on the microclimatic scale. A complete microclimate investigation on the time and space variation of wind, temperature gradient, and precipitation within this region would be extremely complex and too ambitious a task for the purpose of this report. Consequently, though such a study may be desirable, it has not been attempted. Available meteorological records for the San Diego region have been utilized, and from these data, parameters have been chosen which are considered most useful in evaluating the travel and dispersion of airborne material. The effects of these parameters are discussed, and general summaries of their diurnal and seasonal changes have been prepared. The estimates of the dispersion of pollutant materials released to the lower atmosphere (to approximately 2,500 feet) are presented, within the limits of our current knowledge on this scale. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR, *CLIMATE, AIRBORNE, CONTAMINATION, DENSITY, DIFFUSION, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, HARBORS, METEOROLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE