background air quality Articles

  • Operational background air pollution prediction over Slovenia by QualeAria modelling system – validation

    Slovenia is a country of very complex terrain and many problems with air pollution in the valleys, canyons and basins, where industrial air pollution is combined with traffic and domestic heating air pollution, giving rise to problems for the health impact and the ecosystems directly or indirectly. Among indirect effects is also effect on solar radiation budget because of photochemical smog and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigation of roadside concentrations in busy streets using the model GRAM: conditions leading to high short-term concentrations

    A new air quality assessment model GRAM, based on current Gaussian models, is described. It has been specifically designed for convenient assessment of air quality concentrations in relation to new air quality standards. Particular attention is paid to short-term peak concentrations. Factors which are likely to lead to high roadside concentrations are described. It is shown that none of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • First evaluation of a novel screening tool for outlier detection in large scale ambient air quality datasets

    Systematic collection of long term meso- to large-scale datasets of ambient air quality provides an indispensible means for air pollution monitoring. However, the quality of these monitoring data depends on the chosen method of measurements and the QA/QC procedures applied. We present the first version of a prototyped screening tool for the automatic detection of outliers in large data volume ...


    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

  • An approach for determining urban concentration increments

    A simple approach for accurately estimating an urban concentration increment on top of the regional background for urban areas in Europe is presented. The method operates by establishing a functional relationship between the concentration increment and the local meteorological situation, the city characteristics, the urban emissions and the background concentrations. In the current study, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environment and human health

    In 2010, the comprehensive European environment - State and outlook 2010 report showed that environmental policies have delivered substantial progress in improving the state of the environment in Europe. However, it also stressed that major environmental challenges remain. Water and air pollution have declined but not enough to achieve good ecological quality in all water bodies or to ensure good ...

  • Variability of PM10 concentrations dependent on meteorological conditions

    The influence of atmospheric exchange conditions on near-surface PM10 concentrations is analysed for four cities in the South-West of Germany in the period from 2001 to 2005. For each city, the PM10 data originates from roadside stations and Urban Background (UB) stations, that is, two types of official urban air quality monitoring stations characterised by different emission situations. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding ambient air quality instrument operating ranges

    In order to maximize the performance of an air quality monitoring station, careful selection of instrumentations is essential. One of the key issues is to have a good understanding of what pollutants need to be measured and at what concentrations. There are several different types of air quality monitoring, these include: Trace/Background Monitoring This is performed in areas where ...


    By Ecotech - ACOEM Group

  • Class I area impact analyses – recent guidance and updates

    As recommended in Appendix W of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) Part 51 (Guideline on Air Quality Models), the CALPUFF modeling system has been widely used for long-range transport dispersion modeling analyses, especially for applications related to Class I Area analyses (e.g., regional haze evaluation and Class I Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) increment analysis). As U.S. ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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