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  • noun Alternative spelling of air shed.

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Examples

  • Egyptian evacuees sleep in an airshed after fleeing from Libya, on February 25, 2011, at the Ras Jdir border post, near the Tunisian city of Ben Guerdane.

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  • We were already especially concerned about increases in volatile organic compound releases as a result of the proposed expansion, including benzene, which contribute to the extreme, unhealthy ozone levels in the lower Lake Michigan airshed.

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  • A hazardous air pollutant such as benzene that does not mix in the airshed can cause localized "hot spots."

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  • The lower Lake Michigan airshed is in severe “non-attainment” for ozone and seriously out of compliance for particulate matter pollution -- the kind of pollution that gets deeply into the lungs and can even pass into the bloodstream, with devastating consequences in the form of heart failure and asthma.

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  • Smog is further favored by stable meteorological conditions, when the urban emissions are held in an urban airshed by the atmospheric inversion layer, acting like a lid over a reaction vessel, and thus preventing dispersion.

    Air quality in megacities

  • At one point one of the senior scientists said that I was "essential" to any urban airshed modeling project that SAI wanted to undertake.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The Denver region at that time had one major power plant that was responsible for something like 30%-40% of all the nitrogen oxides emitted into the Denver airshed.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • At one point one of the senior scientists said that I was "essential" to any urban airshed modeling project that SAI wanted to undertake.

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  • Vaal airshed, which would be used as a basis when air quality management decisions are taken in priority areas.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In 1976, we had just completed what turned out to be the first urban airshed simulation using a grid model with realistic photochemistry.

    Archive 2007-11-01

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