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Air Pollution Monitoring And Modelling In The Urban Area Of Catania

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR030071

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

675 kb

Author(s)

V. Ferlito, G. Nunnary & C. Oliveri

Abstract

Air pollution monitoring and modelling in the urban area of Catania V. ~erlito', G. ~ u n n a r i ~ & C. ~liveri' I XI11 Diretione -Ecologia, Ambiente e Nettezza Urbana, Comune di Catania, Italy. 2Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e dei Sisterni (DIEES), University of Catania, Italy Abstract This paper presents the network for air pollution monitoring implemented in the ciQ of Catania (Italy) since 1993. Information concerning the global level of air pollution and trends in the area, as it appears from analysis of data recorded until 2002, is given and discussed in the light of control action undertaken by the municipal authorities in order to reduce the level of pollution. Finally some recent research initiatives, undertaken by the DIEES of the University of Catania in cooperation with the Ecology and En\ironmcnt Department of Catania City Council, to model pollutant time series recorded by the described monitoring network are described. The purpose of the research is to imple

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