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Road Traffic And Air Pollution: Some Results From Statistical Analysis And Microscale Dispersion Modelling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000441

Volume

49

Pages

13

Published

2000

Size

1,148 kb

Author(s)

F.M.M. Cirianni & D.C. Festa

Abstract

Road traffic and air pollution: some results from statistical analysis and microscale dispersion modelling F.M.M. Cirianni <% D.C. Festa ^ ^ Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, Universita di Reggio Calabria, Italy ^ Dipartimento di Pianificazione Territorial, Universita della Calabria, Italy Abstract A study on air pollution has been done in the city of Reggio Calabria, Italy, including the sampling and measuring in continuous for a period of twelve months. The measurements were carried out on a main street with high traffic flows in the city centre. The concentration of carbon monoxide, which is directly related to road traffic, was monitored continuously; the meteorological data with the greatest influence on the analysed phenomenon, wind direction and speed, were also recorded; traffic flows on working days and holidays were estimated on the base of an extensive sampling campaign. The air quality in the location which was the object of study res

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