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Monitoring And Model Calculations Of Automotive Exhaust-related Air Pollution In An Amsterdam Urban Street Canyon

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR930441

Volume

1

Pages

10

Published

1993

Size

900 kb

Author(s)

H. Heida & A.L. de Jong

Abstract

Monitoring and model calculations of automotive exhaust-related air pollution in an Amsterdam urban street canyon H. Heida, A.L. de Jong OMEGAM, Environmental Research Institute, City of Amsterdam, PO Box 94685, 1090 GR Amsterdam, Holland SUMMARY As a follow-up of a random air sampling program aimed at determining the effect of automotive exhaust emissions on ambient air quality in a number of urban street canyons In Amsterdam, a continuous monitoring program was conducted at a single sampling site in a typical downtown street canyon during 1987-1989. Monitorings were made for CO, NO, NO,, SO, and O,. The objective was to elucidate air pollution build-up as a result of air temperature, solar radiation, wind speed and wind direction. Furthermore, the monitoring program offered an opportunity to test and calibrate the officially adopted CAR street-air pollutant dispersion model, as well as the APRAC-1A model applied in SL Louis-USA street canyons. Thi

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