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A decision support system (DSS) under development for urban air management is outlined. One of the key issues in the system is the model describing the dispersion of the pollutant in the atmosphere. A new model concept is presented, where the influence of single street canyons on the dispersion phenomena is taken into account in a simplified manner. A preliminary analysis of the town of Messina (Sicily) indicates that the model is capable of giving at least consistent results. Through the construction of preliminary indicators the model results are translated and introduced in the DSS.

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Authors: WURTZ J, JRC Ispra (IT);HAASTRUP P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: TIEMEC 96, Toronto (CA), May 28-31, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39755 ORA
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