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Erwin K. Kauper

The effect of the discontinuity in the wind field between land and sea breezes has been studied by means of analysis of meteorological and chemical data associated with a particular pollution attack. Observational evidence indicates that there are periodic vertical eddy motions associated with the discontinuity. Variations in air-pollution concentrations are thought to be due to the location, in space and time, of pollution-stagnation areas, modified by the intrusions of air from aloft.

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GEORGE C. HOLZWORTH
,
ERWIN K. KAUPER
, and
THEODORE B. SMITH

Abstract

Small constant-volume balloons, floating within 1700 ft. of the surface, were visually tracked over metropolitan Los Angeles by teams in automobiles. The trajectories and supporting data that were obtained are discussed, as are observing techniques and some operational difficulties.

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