Modeling Air Pollution in the Washington, D.C., to Boston Megalopolis

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Science  15 Sep 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3794, pp. 1304-1307
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3794.1304


Simplified meteorological models and pollutant source configurations were used to demonstrate the types of pollutant patterns that might be encountered in the Washington, D.C.-Boston megalopolitan corridor. A semirealistic source distribution and source intensity of carbon dioxide were used in this demonstration. The results of the computations suggest that local increases in quantities of pollutants may at times require regional rather than local source consideration.