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Anthropogenic Moisture production and its effect on boundary-layer circulations over New York City

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Bornstein, Robert D.; Tam, Yam-Tong

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1977

Publication

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. 36-52

Abstract

A heat and moisture excess over New York City is shown to exist by the analysis of helicopter soundings of temperature and wet-bulb depression. The magnitude of the temporal and spatial distribution of anthropogenic moisture emissions in New York City were estimated from fuel-usage data. The URBMET urban boundary-layer model was used to evaluate the effects on the dynamics of the urban boundary layer resulting from the observed urban moisture excess. Work is currently in progress to determine the fraction of the observed moisture excess over New York that is due to anthropogenic sources.

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Bornstein, Robert D.; Tam, Yam-Tong. 1977. Anthropogenic Moisture production and its effect on boundary-layer circulations over New York City. 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. 36-52

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