Deposition - height range selection

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Deposition - height range selection

Post by Xiao » May 2nd, 2018, 1:26 pm


I am a little confused about deposition. In the tutorial, to show the concentration display, the height range is from 0 to 100 m (as in the attached image).
Why is it the average concentration between a height range, instead of the concentration at 0 m level?
Also, is 100 m generally used, or does this height range vary with species of pollutants?
If I select "yes" in the control file for wet deposition, does the obtained concentration in 0-100 m include wet deposition? As I understand, pollutants removed from atmosphere by wet deposition will enter water body or into the soil, is it correct? If so, then in a rainy day simulation, is there a way to check the results for wet deposition, say, removal rate, total amount of pollutant be washed way, etc.?

Thank you very much!


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Re: Deposition - height range selection

Post by ariel.stein » May 4th, 2018, 11:12 am

Please check the following information about deposition in the model: ... m_dry.html ... m_wet.html

the deposition layer is set at 0 m. So the model will not do any averaging between the deposition and concentrations.

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