Thermal and radiative effects
In addition to the problems of thermal comfort and urban heat islands, thermal effects play an important role in the movement of air masses in the atmosphere and, consequently, in the dispersion of atmospheric pollutants. Therefore, a thermal module added to a radiative module related to sunshine has been developed and integrated to the AIR&D 3D model to address this issue as well as the urban heat island issue.
Our published research:
Effects of wind speed and atmospheric stability on the air pollution reduction rate induced by noise barriers
Influence of depressed road configuration on downwind pollutant concentrations: A CFD study under various thermal stability conditions