Sensitivity of 1-D smoke plume rise models to the inclusion of environmental wind drag

  title={Sensitivity of 1-D smoke plume rise models to the inclusion of environmental wind drag},
  author={Saulo Ribeiro de Freitas and Karla Maria Longo and Jens Trentmann and Dave W. Latham},
Vegetation fires emit hot gases and particles which are rapidly transported upward by the positive buoyancy generated by the combustion process. In general, the final vertical height that the smoke plumes reach is controlled by the thermodynamic stability of the atmospheric environment and the surface heat flux released by the fire. However, the presence of a strong horizontal wind can enhance the lateral entrainment and induce additional drag, particularly for small fires, impacting the smoke… CONTINUE READING
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