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Title: Daytime Photochemical Pollutant Transport over a Tributary Valley Lake in Southwestern British Columbia.
Author: McKendry, Ian G.; Steyn, Douw G.; Banta, Robert M.; Strapp, W.; Anlauf, K.; Pottier, J.
Issue Date: 2011-04-20
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Citation: McKendry, Ian G., Steyn, Douw G., Banta, R. M., Strapp, W., Anlauf, K., Pottier, J. 1998. Daytime Photochemical Pollutant Transport over a Tributary Valley Lake in Southwestern British Columbia. Journal of Applied Meteorology 37(4) 393-404. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/1520-0450%281998%29037%3C0393%3ADPPTOA%3E2.0.CO%3B2
Abstract: Tethersonde, lidar, aircraft, and surface chemistry measurements from an intensive field campaign (Pacific’93) in the Lower Fraser Valley (LFV) demonstrate the daytime advection of pollutants into a lake-filled valley adjoining a broad urbanized coastal valley. On three separate days (immediately before, during, and after a pollutant episode), elevated concentrations of ozone (O3) in the narrow tributary valley could be attributed to the advection of pollutants northward from sources in the LFV (primarily metropolitan Vancouver). On 5 August, the highest concentrations of O3 observed in the region during the entire episode were observed over the tributary lake. Simple Lagrangian mass budget calculations suggest that the unusually high concentrations observed on 5 August over the lake were physically reasonable and consistent with the known chemistry of the air advected into the valley. They also indicate that reductions in O3 flux divergence during the overlake trajectory in the Pitt Valley, primarily as a result of reduced surface deposition, may contribute to the relatively high concentrations observed in the tributary valley. Observations immediately after the episode show that chemically aged polluted air masses can persist within the tributary valleys from the previous day. These results have implications for the understanding of air pollution in other regions of complex terrain and show that the predominance of daytime upvalley pollutant transport in such tributary valleys is likely to have significant impacts on the local ecology and visibility. Copyright 1998 American Meteorological Society (AMS). Permission to use figures, tables, and brief excerpts from this work in scientific and educational works is hereby granted provided that the source is acknowledged. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC §108, as revised by P.L. 94-553) does not require the AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a web site or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, requires written permission or a license from the AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy, available on the AMS Web site located at (http://www.ametsoc.org/) or from the AMS at 617-227-2425 or copyright@ametsoc.org.
Affiliation: Science, Faculty ofEarth and Ocean Sciences, Department of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/33857
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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