(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1978)

Document title

Some aspects of the air pollution potential along the West coast of Southern Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DIAB R. D. ;


Temperature inversion frequencies and characteristics, afternoon mixing depths and vertically averaged wind speeds throught the mixing layer, and frequencies of episode days are examined in an attempt to highlight aspects of air pollution potential along the West coast of Southern Africa. The high frequency of surface based inversions and their tendency to persist throughout the day, in concert with the persistence of the low-level subsidence inversion, contribute towards the potentially adverse air pollution climate experienced. The climatological circumstances giving rise to the high air pollution potential are shown to be similar to those along the West coast of North America, thus necessitating carefully planned development of the South West African-coastline if the air pollution problems that beset the city of Los Angeles are to be avoided. (W. A. Nieman).


Article of periodic

published at : South African geographer/Suid-Afrikaanse geograaf Stellenbosch

Editor :

Millesime : 1978, vol. 6, no1 [pp. 13-21]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.



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