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Abstract

Consistent information on pollution sources, emissions, air concentrations, exposure and health effects, and their interrelationship is not yet available at a satisfactory level at urban scale in Europe. The present paper suggests that urban air quality management needs to be guided by accurate emission inventories, which are complemented by data resulting from field campaigns for the characterization of fingerprints of emissions in ambient samples. On this basis, multiscale modelling of the dispersion of emissions can provide instrumental assistance to decision makers to accurately design measures for the minimization of the exposure of the urban population to pollutants.

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Authors: PAPAMELETIOU D, JRC Ispra, EI, Air Quality Unit
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Urban Air Indoor Environment and Human Exposure, Thessaloniki (GR), 16-18 April
Availability: EC Joint Research Centre PR and Publications unit, Environment Institute, air quality unit, 21 020 Ispra (Varese), IT
Record Number: 200012019 / Last updated on: 2000-06-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en