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An Integrated approach to street canyon pollution modelling.
  An integrated method for the prediction of the spatial pollution distribution within a
street canyon directly from a microscopic traffic simulation model is outlined. The traffic
simulation package Paramics is used to model the flow of vehicles in realistic traffic conditions
on a real road network. This produces details of the amount of pollutant produced by each
vehicle at any given time. The authors calculate the dispersion of the pollutant using a particle
tracking diffusion method which is superimposed on a known velocity and turbulence field.
This paper shows how these individual components may be integrated to provide a practical
street canyon pollution model. The resulting street canyon pollution model provides
isoconcentrations of pollutant within the road topography.

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    30 November 1999

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    Springer Verlag

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  • Library of Congress:

    TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    628 Sanitary & municipal engineering


Addison, P. S., Currie, J., Low, D. J. & McCann, J. M. (1999). An Integrated approach to street canyon pollution modelling. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 65, 333-342. doi:10.1023/A:1006400406047. ISSN 0167-6369



Street canyon; dispersion; pollution concentration; traffic microsimulation;

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