AbstractNas últimas décadas, o problema da poluição do ar originado em grandes centro urbanos e industriais tem despertado o interesse de cientistas e pesquisadores, no sentido de compreender os mecanismos físicos que governam o transporte e a dispersão de contaminantes na baixa atmosfera. Nesta direção foi organizado o Workshop on Physics of the Planetary Boundary Layer and Dispersion Process Modeling, com o objetivo de reunir especialistas desta área e discutir o estado da arte de um tema de profunda complexidade e sempre mais atual. Esta edição especial da revista Ciência e Natura reúne artigos selecionados que foram apresentados e discutidos durante este Workshop. A publicação desta edição visa divulgar a um maior número de pessoas interessadas um tópico especial que integra a área de ciências ambientais.
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