ambient air data Articles

  • Air pollution by ozone in Europe in summer 2006

    This report provides an evaluation of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe for April-September 2006 based on information submitted to the European Commission under Directive 2002/3/EC on ozone in ambient air. Since the submitted data have not yet received their final validation by Member States, the conclusions drawn in this report should be considered as ...

  • Influence of meteorological factors on air pollution concentration for a coastal region in India

    A long-term study of measurement of concentration of NOx, SO2 and TSP pollutants have been done in a port and harbour region in India. Monthly measurements of gaseous and particulate pollutants were made at six monitoring stations from January 1997 to December 2000. Meteorological data was also simultaneously collected. In this study, the relationship between ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experiences in the modelling of traffic policy measures for ambient air quality management in Lithuania

    This paper presents the application of the Integrated Transport Effect Modelling System (ITEMS) in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania, taking into consideration some factors such as existing vehicle fleet, traffic flows, and ambient air quality monitoring data. The objective of this study is to estimate the exhausts of CO, NOx, and SO2 released by motor vehicles in relation to predictive traffic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Air quality in Europe — 2011 report

    The present report provides an overview and analysis of air quality in Europe. The analysis covers up to 38 European countries (EEA-38) (1) and spans the two decades of data that countries have made officially available up to 2009. The evaluation of the status and trends of air quality is based on ambient air measurements and data on anthropogenic emissions and trends. Emissions of the main air ...

  • Novel method for producing uncertainty-weighted averages from a time series of ambient air measurements

    A novel method for producing uncertainty-weighted averages from time series of ambient air measurements is presented. This method uses robust regression to establish a relationship between the measured mass concentration values and their uncertainties, and then uses the residuals of individual points from this relationship to calculate a weighting parameter. This parameter can then be used to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution by ozone in Europe in summer 2005

    Ground-level ozone is one of the air pollutants of most concern in Europe. Ozone pollution is produced by photochemical processes involving nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the lower parts of the atmosphere. Ozone levels become particularly high in regions close to high ozone precursor emissions and during summer when stagnant meteorological conditions with high insolation and ...

  • Air temperature retrieval from remote sensing data based on thermodynamics

    A new approach to retrieving air temperature from land surface temperature is presented. The new method is based on thermodynamics. Two important parameters, namely crop water stress index and aerodynamic resistance, were used to build a quantitative relationship between the land surface temperature and the ambient air temperature. The method was applied using MODIS satellite data for a location ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Case-Study: Smart-Campus Air Quality Monitoring in Palava

    To make Palava City Management Association (PCMA) the Most Livable City in India, the authorities needed a comprehensive air monitoring solution to create awareness about the environmental health of the Campus. Oizom deployed Air Quality solutions at strategic locations. The authorities were able to create awareness amongst the citizens on the ambient air quality and offer suggestive actions. The ...


    By Oizom Instruments Pvt. Ltd.

  • Particle reduction plans in Europe - Implementation of the first daughter directive on ambient air quality in Europe

    This publication analyses the quality of national implementation of the first Air Quality Daughter Directive (1999/30/EC). The report is based on information from 15 NGOs (members of the EEB’s Clean Air Working Group), who provided data for PM10 concentrations in ambient air as well as information about air quality management plans from 30 cities in Europe. The air pollution challenge Air ...

  • Case Study: Granada Campus Air Quality Monitoring Using Polludrone-CAAQMS

    With over 61000 students and staff residing within the University of Granada, Spain (almost 25% of the city’s population), the university aimed at providing a healthier environment to its students. Oizom helped CISCO to convert it into a smart campus by offering Environmental Monitoring. Polludrone monitored critical ambient parameters in real-time within the campus and displayed the data ...


    By Oizom Instruments Pvt. Ltd.

  • Case-Study: Monitoring for Open Environmental Data

    The increasing pollution in Delhi (India) compelled IODA (India Open Data Association) to create an open environmental data for the citizens’ awareness. Oizom helped IODA to install Polludrone units across Delhi to monitor different particulate matter generation and its source location. The data was displayed in a mobile app to aware people of the current situations to take relevant actions. The ...


    By Oizom Instruments Pvt. Ltd.

  • Receptor modelling of air quality data using neural networks

    Introduction According to Hopke (1991) the management of ambient air quality is a difficult but important problem. In general, it involves the identification of the sources of materials emitted into the air, the estimation of the emission rates of the pollutants, the understanding of the transport-diffusion processes involved and the physical and chemical ...

  • BREEZE Met Data Facilitates Long Range Dispersion Modeling

    U.S. EPA requires that facilities located within 200 km of Class I areas or others with visibility degradation issues conduct long-range dispersion modeling studies. CALPUFF, an EPA-approved model for long-range transport modeling, is a non-Gaussian, non-steady state, puff model that operates in a Lagrangian framework, unlike the Eulerian approach used by Gaussian dispersion models. The extensive ...

  • Monitoring - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Air quality in Europe — 2013 report

    Air quality continues to be a very important issue for public health, the economy and the environment. Europe has significantly cut emissions of several air pollutants in recent decades, greatly reducing emissions and exposure to substances such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), benzene (C6H6) and lead (Pb). Despite improvements over several decades, air pollution continues to ...

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors - ACOEM Group

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Air quality in Europe — 2015 report

    Air pollution is both an environmental and a social problem, as it leads to a multitude of adverse effects on human health, ecosystems, the built environment and the climate. Air pollution poses the single largest environmental health risk in Europe today. Air pollutants are emitted from anthropogenic and natural sources; they may be transported or formed over long distances; and they may affect ...

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