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A model for estimating air-pollutant uptake by forests: calculation of absorption of sulfur dioxide from dispersed sourcesAuthor(s): C. E., Jr. Murphy; T. R. Sinclair; K. R. Knoerr
Source: In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 340-350
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe computer model presented in this paper is designed to estimate the uptake of air pollutants by forests. The model utilizes submodels to describe atmospheric diffusion immediately above and within the canopy, and into the sink areas within or on the trees. The program implementing the model is general and can be used with only minor changes for any gaseous pollutant. To illustrate the utility of the model, estimates are made of the sink strength of forests for sulfur dioxide. The results agree with experimentally derived estimates of sulfur dioxide uptake in crops and forest trees.
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CitationMurphy, C. E., Jr.; Sinclair, T. R.; Knoerr, K. R. 1977. A model for estimating air-pollutant uptake by forests: calculation of absorption of sulfur dioxide from dispersed sources. In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 340-350
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