International Collaboration and Data Exchange Addressing Vertical Mixing Processes of Cold Pools


Dr. C. David Whiteman of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been invited by the Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics of Vienna, Austria, to participate in the Gstettner-Alm field experiment.

Dr. Whiteman is investigating the processes leading to formation, maintenance, and destruction of cold pools of air in urbanized basins contributing to poor air quality. The research is important because cold pools, which occur frequently in the western United States and Europe, can influence the vertical transport and mixing of energy-related pollutants in these basins. The research is funded by the Environmental Sciences Division’s Atmospheric Sciences Program in BER.