Chimney plume

From Glossary of Meteorology

chimney plume

The smoke plume that is emitted from a stack (i.e., chimney) at an industrial facility.

The plume is usually buoyant and rises up to a final height depending on its initial buoyancy and momentum and the stratification of the boundary layer.

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