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Projection Of Future Air Quality In Athens

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO991422

Volume

36

Pages

6

Published

1999

Size

503 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

N. Moussiopoulos, Z. Samaras, S. Papagrigoriou and P.M. Tourlou

Abstract

Projection of Future Air Quality in Athens A contribution to subproject SATURN N. Moussiopoulos*, Z Samaras*, S. Papagrigoriou^ and P.M. Tourlou* * Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece ^ENVECOS.A., Perikleous 1, 151 22Marousi, Greece Introduction The impact of all public works currently under construction in Athens on air pollution levels was analysed in the framework of the "Athens 2004 Air Quality Study" (Moussiopoulos and Papagrigoriou, 1997; Moussiopoulos et al, 1999). Simulations were performed for three different meteorological cases with various dispersion models. The comparative study of all model results indicated that air quality will be significantly improved in Athens by 2004 (ibid). Specifically, simulation results showed that: i) the annual mean NOx concentration levels in the year 2004 will be about 25 % lower than those in 1990, while the maximu

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