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Solutions to Chapter 3 Assignment 3 CE/AE/EnvSci 4/524

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3.7: The wind has a velocity of 10 m/h at 10 m in a rural area. When lapse rate is 0.2°C/100, what is the velocity at an elevation of 100 m in miles per hour? u/u 1 = (z/z 1 ) p Table 3-2, ΔT/ΔZ = 0.2C/100, Stability Class = E U = u 1 (z/z 1 ) p = 10 mph * (100m/10m) 0.35 = 22.4 mph

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3.9: Consider that the wind speed u is 2 m/s at a height of 10 m. Estimate wind speed at a) 200 m and b) 300 m for the 6 stability classes in Table 3-3 for rural conditions. U = u 1 (z/z 1 ) p = 2 m/s (200/10)^ P A: U = 2 (200/10) 0.07 = 2.47 m/s B: U = 2 (200/10) 0.07 = 2.47 m/s C: U = 2 (200/10) 0.10 = 2.70 m/s D: U = 2 (200/10) 0.15 = 3.13 m/s E: U = 2 (200/10) 0.35 = 5.71 m/s F: U = 2 (200/10) 0.55 = m/s U = u 1 (z/z 1 ) p = 2 m/s (300/10)^ P A: U = 2 (300/10) 0.07 = 2.54 m/s B: U = 2 (300/10) 0.07 = 2.54 m/s C: U = 2 (300/10) 0.10 = 2.81 m/s D: U = 2 (300/10) 0.15 = 3.33 m/s E: U = 2 (300/10) 0.35 = 6.58 m/s F: U = 2 (300/10) 0.55 = 12.9 m/s

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3.14: In a given situation the ground-level air temperature is 15° C, while the normal maximum surface temperature for that month is a) 26°C and b) 24°C. At an elevation of 300 m, the temperature is found to be 21°C. What is the maximum mixing depth in meters for the two cases? Air parcel will rise until its temperature T` = local atmospheric temperature, neutral equilibrium. Temperature profile = DT/dz, solid line Dry adiabatic is dashed MMD

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3.14: In a given situation the ground-level air temperature is 15° C, while the normal maximum surface temperature for that month is a) 26°C and b) 24°C. At an elevation of 300 m, the temperature is found to be 21°C. What is the maximum mixing depth in meters for the two cases? Air parcel will rises until intersection of lines. Slope for existing condition is: (21° – 15°) = 0.02°C/m 300m Adiabatic lapse rate (slope) is °C/m (equation 3-5) MMD is point where slopes intersect (Z)

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3.14: for condition A existing condition is: 0.02°C/m Adiabatic lapse rate (slope) is °C/m (equation 3-5) MMD is point where slopes intersect (Z) 15 + Z (0.02°C/m) = 26 + Z( °C/m) = Z = _______26°C - 15°C_____ = m (0.02°C/m °C/m) MMD

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3.14: for condition B existing condition is: 0.02°C/m Adiabatic lapse rate (slope) is °C/m (equation 3-5) MMD is point where slopes intersect (Z) 15 + Z (0.02°C/m) = 24 + Z( °C/m) = Z = _______24°C - 15°C_____ = 302 m (0.02°C/m °C/m) MMD

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