WIT Press


Traffic-related Environmental Impact Mapping For The Greater Amsterdam Area

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR960581

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,189 kb

Author(s)

H. Heida, A.L. de Jong & R.C. Muchall

Abstract

Environmental impact mapping related to the detrimental effects of automo- bile traffic was performed for the Greater Amsterdam Area. Both air pollution and noise nuisance were taken into account. The air pollutant components considered were carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and benzene. The impact of air pollution on the ambient air quality in urban mam streets and regional motorways was calculated using the so-called CAR model, which is the officially adopted model in The Netherlands. For the calculation of noise levels the Standard Calculus I-model was used. This model is generally applied but has no legal status in Holland as yet. The models are able to reliably forecast average air pollutant and noise nuisance levels which

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