The Bolzano Tracer Experiment (BTEX)

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  • 1 Atmospheric Physics Group, Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
  • 2 C3A - Center Agriculture Food Environment, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
  • 3 Eco-Research s.r.l., Via Negrelli 13, Bolzano, Italy
  • 4 CISMA s.r.l., Via Volta 13/A, Bolzano, Italy
  • 5 University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy
  • 6 National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 7 CW3E - Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego
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A tracer-based experiment in the Bolzano basin (Italian Alps) reveals peculiar features of orographic advection and turbulent dispersion processes in mountain valleys, and provides a remarkable dataset of atmospheric and concentration measurements for calibration and testing of numerical models over complex terrain.

Corresponding Author: Prof. Dino Zardi Atmospheric Physics Group, Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Via Mesiano, 77 - 38123 Trento, Italy. E-mail: dino.zardi@unitn.it, Telephone: +39-347-4469347

Capsule

A tracer-based experiment in the Bolzano basin (Italian Alps) reveals peculiar features of orographic advection and turbulent dispersion processes in mountain valleys, and provides a remarkable dataset of atmospheric and concentration measurements for calibration and testing of numerical models over complex terrain.

Corresponding Author: Prof. Dino Zardi Atmospheric Physics Group, Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Via Mesiano, 77 - 38123 Trento, Italy. E-mail: dino.zardi@unitn.it, Telephone: +39-347-4469347
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