Surface Level Wind Forecast Simulation Over the Land-Sea Area and Mountain-Valley Area in Thailand

Abstract

It is known that the dispersion of pollutants from the source are mainly depends on velocity and direction of the wind. For the purpose of air quality surveillance of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), the regional atmospheric modeling system (RAMS) is applied for simulating 168-h low-level wind forecasts over area of two largest power plants where are the Mae Moh Power Plant, which is located in a mountain-valley area, and the Bang Pakong Power Plant, which is located in a land-sea area. The evaluation of the model performance, simulation results were compared with observed wind speed, wind direction, and temperature monitored at the surface meteorological stations. Comparison shows that the modeled values are generally in good agreement with observations in both land-sea area and mountain-valley area. Furthermore, the model can capture many features of the observed data.



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Rudklao Pan-Aram, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Thailand
Phurichr Viryasiri, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Atmosphere and Air

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