Air quality and MOLAND : description of a methodology to determine emissions output and affected populations

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Title: Air quality and MOLAND : description of a methodology to determine emissions output and affected populations
Authors: Casey, EdwardTwumasi, Bright Osei
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Date: 2008
Online since: 2010-10-11T14:02:32Z
Abstract: In recent years, awareness of air quality issues in urban areas has increased significantly. The negative consequences for human health as a result of poor air quality have resulted in numerous laws being enacted both in Ireland and around the world, in an attempt to limit exposure. Within the urban environment, motor vehicles are one of the most significant contributors to pollution. As a result, constant monitoring takes place but little work is done on predicting likely changes in air quality, for better or worse, as a result of changes in landuse or transport. The MOLAND model can provide the basis for an emissions estimation methodology to predict changes in vehicular emissions, and consequently air quality, both now and in the future, enabling policy makers and planners to examine the air quality implications of their decisions.
Funding Details: Other funder
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Environmental Protection Agency
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Urban Institute Ireland
Series/Report no.: Urban Institute Ireland Working Papers Series; 08/05
Copyright (published version): Edward Casey, Bright Twumasi
Keywords: Air qualityTransportEmissionsMOLAND
Subject LCSH: Air quality
Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas--Health aspects
Air--Pollution--Computer simulation
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Working Papers

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