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Finding candidate locations for aerosol pollution monitoring at street level using a data-driven methodology

V Moosavi, G Aschwanden, E Velasco

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions | Copernicus GmbH


Abstract. Finding the number and significant locations of fixed air quality monitoring stations at ground level is challenging because of the complexity of the urban environment and the large number of factors affecting the pollutants concentration. Datasets of urban parameters such as land use, building morphology and street geometry in high resolution grid cells in combination with direct measurements of airborne pollutants in high frequency (1–10 s) along a reasonable number of streets can be used to interpolate concentration of pollutants in a whole gridded domain and determine the optimum number of monitoring sites and best locations for a network of fixed monitors at ground level. In t..

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