air quality information Articles

  • Reporting and exchanging air quality information using e-Reporting

    A number of EU legal instruments require EU Member States to monitor and report air quality data. This information is collated, analysed and disseminated by the European Environment Agency (EEA). At present much of the data is reported electronically by countries in data flows required under a specific legal instrument. As a result, reporting on air quality is not always integrated across all ...

  • Canarina DISPER Software · air quality information system · algorithms 4

      Canarina DISPER Software · air quality information system   Symbol / Definition z= Receptor/terrain height above mean sea level (m) zd= Dry deposition reference height (m) zr= Receptor ...

  • The value of accurate air quality forecasts

    The value of accurate air quality forecasts critically depends upon how the information will be used. This paper proposes a simple model of private firm decision-making under uncertainty to consider potential economic applications and benefits from accurate air quality forecasts. It uses the findings of a survey of employees from five large employers in southern New Hampshire and northeastern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart cities risk reputation with poor air quality data

    The team at AQMesh continue to receive many enquiries from smart city initiatives and are concerned that integrators risk undermining entire projects by distributing meaningless or misleading air quality information. “Many of the people I speak to are used to dealing with sensors that are easy to ‘plug and play’ and expect to be able to do the same with air quality sensors. This ...


    By AQMesh

  • How clean is your local air?

    Few people know how clean the air is where they live, work, exercise or where their children go to school. Although air quality can be shown to vary significantly over short distances, air pollution is generally measured using a small number of large, expensive and high quality monitoring stations. The equipment used in these stations is very accurate and complies with measurement standards but ...


    By AQMesh

  • Air quality indexing

    In an attempt to meet the public's needs for information on air quality a variety of indexes have been developed and they continue to evolve. To show the complexity and the diversity of such indices, a variety of current air quality indices are described here and compared in regard to their performance and ability to deliver quality information. A number of characteristics seem desirable for an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Canarina DISPER Software · air quality modeling system · algorithms 5

      Canarina DISPER Software · air quality modeling system   The mathematical model that the software uses provides options to model emissions from a wide range of sources that might be present at industrial areas and urban areas. The basis of the model is the straight-line, steady-state Gaussian plume ...

  • The air quality Model Documentation System of the European Environment Agency

    With the aim of providing objective, reliable and comparable information on air pollution models, the European Topic Centre on Air Quality (ETC/AQ) has developed a concept for an air quality Model Documentation System (MDS) to be accessible on the internet. The aim of the system is to include adequate information on the individual models, their application areas, and their status with respect to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quality control in dispersion modeling: Validation of a screening model for PM10 and NO2

    European air quality guidelines require gathering information about air quality at locations where the population is affected or possibly affected by high concentrations. High concentrations are often found in densely built up streets with high traffic loads. In order to identify these hot spots and to assess possible measures to improve the situation, screening models are widely applied in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Air quality in Europe — 2012 report

    'Air pollution is bad for our health. It reduces human life expectancy by more than eight months on average and by more than two years in the most polluted cities and regions. Member States must comply with EU air quality standards quickly and reduce air pollutant emissions,' Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment (EU, 2010a). Emissions of air pollutants derive from almost all ...

  • Canarina DISPER Software · air toxics dispersion model · algorithms 7

      Canarina DISPER Software · air toxics dispersion model   9.1.2 Downwind and Crosswind Distances  The model uses a Cartesian receptor network. All receptor points are converted to Cartesian (X,Y) coordinates ...

  • Canarina DISPER Software · air quality dispersion model · algorithms 3

      Canarina DISPER Software · air quality dispersion model   Symbol / Definition Ly= Initial plume length for Schulman-Scire downwash sources with enhanced lateral plume spread (m) Lb= Lesser of ...

  • Ventilation for Human Comfort

    Providing indoor air quality to meet the comfort requirements of the occupants is a daunting task—at best. ASHRAE Ventilation –that is—supplying both outside air and re-circulated are at a rate that the majority of occupants of an office, meeting room, restaurant, sports arena or any other occupied space, would find comfortable has been undertaken by such ...

  • Chromatotec monitor air quality in Arcachon Bay through its own air quality station

    Chromatotec® made this summer the inauguration of its private monitoring station in Andernos-les-Bains. With a wealth of experience, thanks to which it already deployed massively its systems around the world, the group wanted to implement its own monitoring station to have complementary information to the actual air quality network. These data will allow the group to extend its ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Evaluation of AirGIS: a GIS–based air pollution and human exposure modelling system

    This study describes in brief the latest extensions of the Danish Geographic Information System (GIS)–based air pollution and human exposure modelling system (AirGIS), which has been developed in Denmark since 2001 and gives results of an evaluation with measured air pollution data. The system shows, in general, a good performance for both long–term averages (annual and monthly averages), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • SICAH: an automatic system for the control and prevention of air pollution in Huelva (Spain)

    An automatic system for control of the air pollution in the industrialised area of Huelva has being developed by CIEMAT. This system is called "Sistema informatico para control y prevencion de la contaminacion atmosferica en Huelva" (SICAH). SICAH is a Visual C++ programme that runs under Windows 95/NT. SICAH includes a Geographic Information System (GIS) and runs Fortran numerical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution forecast in Portugal: a demand from the new air quality framework directive

    This work aims at developing and validating a numerical air quality operational forecasting system that will be applied over Portugal. The CHIMERE model was chosen for the chemistry-transport simulation using the meteorological parameters supplied by the MM5 mesoscale meteorological model, forced by the AVN/NCEP global forecasts. An experiment of 48-hour real-time forecast simulations was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A decision support system for air quality management combining GIS and optimisation techniques

    This paper describes a multi-tiered approach to the design of plans and policies for urban environmental management, in particular air quality, as related to the energy and transportation sectors. The approach is based on the iterative combination of sectoral and global optimisation models, including a discrete multi-criteria approach, and spatially distributed air quality models. The approach ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evolution of air quality in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area and its relation with public policies

    The Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA) is one of the largest urban regions in the world, with more than 17 million inhabitants, about 2000 major industrial facilities, and more than 6 million vehicles based on diesel, gasoline, and ethanol. The area is thus a representative example of large urban region. The accumulated data collected by a network of air quality measuring stations, distributed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ADMS and ADMS-Urban

    ADMS and ADMS-Urban are new generation air quality models that are easy to use and attractively presented. They run on a PC under Windows and are suitable for modelling of industrial and urban dispersion problems for comparison with limits, planning, and 'what if' scenarios. Each model can be linked to a GIS (geographical information system) for simple entry of sources and clear presentation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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