The extension of the warm water plume in receiving waters used as recipients for thermal pollution has been studied using a meteorological approach. For some real cases the area of excess temperature has been examined and compared to the conditions when heat is transferred to the atmosphere only. Numerical values are given for the warm water areas for different localities in Sweden for cooling water discharge corresponding to 2000 MW waste heat.
- Received March 10, 1973.
- © IWA Publishing 1973