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The Relationship Between Traffic Throughput And The Associated Primary Pollutants In Surrey

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010421

Volume

47

Pages

8

Published

2001

Size

678 kb

Author(s)

Z.M. Cowan, E.E. Hellawell & S.J. Hughes

Abstract

The relationship between traffic throughput and the associated primary pollutants in Surrey I.M. Cowan, E.E. Hellawell & SJ. Hughes University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK Abstract This paper investigates the link between traffic-related primary pollutants and traffic volume in Surrey. This County, in the South East of England, was selected for the study as it has one of the highest levels of population density within the United Kingdom, hence elevated levels of car ownership and traffic flow. In addition, there were very few major industrial sources within the County, thus air pollutants were likely to be predominantly caused by traffic. This assumption was confirmed by comparing diurnal patterns of pollution at one location on a typical weekday, and Christmas Day, when the traffic was minimal. A further investigation compared the diurnal patterns of pollution with the levels of traffic provided by the local transportation model. This demonstrated a direct link bet

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