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Novel Sensing Technology and Mesoscale Modelling Approaches for Meteorological Investigations over a Mining Facility

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dc.contributor.advisor Aliabadi, Amir A.
dc.contributor.author Nazem, Amir
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-04T17:49:22Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-04T17:49:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2019-09-04
dc.date.created 2019-08-20
dc.date.issued 2019-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17370
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates two distinctive experimental and numerical approaches to study meteorological dynamics over a complex open-pit mining facility in northern Canada. In the first approach, a novel airborne sensing instrument capable of measuring vertical profiles of atmospheric boundary layer variables, such as temperature, wind velocity components, pressure, and relative humidity, is designed, tested, and calibrated in a wind tunnel. The instrument is then successfully operated in an environmental field campaign measuring meteorological dynamics over the mining facility in May 2018. In the second approach, a numerical weather prediction system, Weather and Research Forecast (WRF) model, is adapted with topographical and land use changes over the mining facility to simulate meteorological dynamics over the mining facility. The adaptation of the WRF model for this application is novel and resulted in better numerical predictions of meteorological dynamics over the mining facility. This thesis makes a contribution toward better understanding of meteorological processes over open-pit mining facilities using new experimental and numerical methodologies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject TriSonica en_US
dc.subject Topography Update en_US
dc.subject Wind Tunnel en_US
dc.subject WRF en_US
dc.subject Land Surface Update en_US
dc.subject Land Use Update en_US
dc.subject Microscale meteorology en_US
dc.subject Calibration en_US
dc.subject Environmental Fluid Mechanics en_US
dc.subject Topography Update en_US
dc.title Novel Sensing Technology and Mesoscale Modelling Approaches for Meteorological Investigations over a Mining Facility en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US
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