WIT Press

Changing Air Quality In The Greater Manchester Conurbation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940381

Volume

3

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

902 kb

Author(s)

J.W.S. Longhurst & D.E. Conlan

Abstract

Changing air quality in the Greater Manchester conurbation J.W.S. Longhurst, D.E. Conlan Atmospheric Research and Information Centre, Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, CVtesfer ABSTRACT The Greater Manchester region was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and air pollution has been an inescapable consequence of industrial activity since the latter half of the 18th Century. Within the context of a historical perspective, the scale and nature of air pollution problems will be reviewed; trends in available data reported; major sources identified and effects upon humans; vegetation; buildings and other sensitive receptors considered. Air quality has improved and the changing nature of sources and pollutant mix is reported. INTRODUCTION The county of Greater Manchester covers some 1 300 square kilometres of north west England, mostly draining into the catchment of the river Mersey. Hills forming the boundary of

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