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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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    31 December 2000

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    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    697 Heating, ventilating & air-conditioning


Addison, P. S., Currie, J., Low, D. J., & McCann, J. M. (2000). An Integrated approach to street canyon pollution modelling. In R. S. Sokhi, R. S. José, N. Moussiopoulos, & R. Berkowicz (Eds.), Urban Air Quality: Measurement, Modelling and Management, 333-342.



street canyon; dispersion; pollution concentration;traffic microsimulation;

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