WIT Press


Air Quality Monitoring And Modelling Techniques For Street Canyons: The Paris Experience

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000501

Volume

42

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

694 kb

Author(s)

S. Vardoulakis, N. Gonzalez-Flesca & B.E.A. Fisher

Abstract

A better understanding of the dispersion and transformation of atmospheric pollutants in urban micro-environments is required to address the increasing public concern about human exposure in such areas. A joint research program has been established between INERIS (France) and University of Greenwich (UK) with the aim of developing efficient air quality monitoring and modelling methodologies to cover the needs of public health and road traffic managers in Europe. An intensive monitoring campaign was conducted at a representative canyon street in Paris in winter 1998. This experiment was designed to establish the spatial and temporal variation of pollution within the canyon, a

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