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For air blowing toward an object such as the wall of a building, the point that marks the center of
of air along that wall as the streamlines split to flow around the building.
The stagnation area corresponds to a relative maximum of
conditions, the region just
of a mountain where the air is blocked by the mountain.
This blocked flow could also contain a
of reverse flow.
term for an
and light winds that tends to trap pollutants near the ground where concentrations can become large.
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