Local scale vehicles pollution study in the absence of sufficient data: The case of the city of Thessaloniki

M. J. Assael, M. Delaki, K. Kakosimos

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Abstract

Air quality in urban environments can today be modelled by a large number of computer models (empirical, box models, CFD). OSPM (Operational Street Pollution Model) is one of the most widely used empirical-box models due to its simplicity and its very good performance. However, in most cases the necessary data, even for such simple computations, are not all available, leading to large errors, especially when employed for future planning. The City of Thessaloniki (Greece) was studied as an example, as although few input-data are available, there are enough measurements to validate the model's results. The current work proposes a methodology for dealing with this lack of data, confirmed by comparison with measured values. Following that, a sensitivity analysis for the most common input parameters is presented. Finally, OSPM is employed to predict the air quality in some highly-possible future scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Pollution XV
PublisherWITPress
Pages137-146
Number of pages10
Volume101
ISBN (Print)1845640675, 9781845640675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event15th International Conference on Modelling,Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, AIR POLLUTION 2007, AIR07 - Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 23 Apr 200725 Apr 2007

Other

Other15th International Conference on Modelling,Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, AIR POLLUTION 2007, AIR07
CountryPortugal
CityAlgarve
Period23/4/0725/4/07

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric pollution
  • Models
  • OSPM
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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