Modelled PM10 particulate air pollution, Sydney 2008
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Particulate matter with 10 μm or less in diameter (PM10) is known to have adverse effects on human health and the environment. For cities and countries committed to reducing PM10 emissions, it is essential to have models that accurately estimate and predict PM10 concentrations for reporting and monitoring purposes. This dataset provides 2008 annual average PM10 concentrations in micrograms per m3, highlighting the pollution hotspots in the Greater Sydney area.

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air quality , aurin , PM10 , air pollution
Climatology Meteorology Atmosphere
processes and phenomena of the atmosphere. Examples: cloud cover, weather, climate, atmospheric conditions, climate change, precipitation
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Maintenance Frequency
Data Is Updated In Intervals That Are Uneven In Duration

Provide a robust model for quantifying air pollution concentrations and impacts for better targeting of environmental and public health policies.

Temporal Extent
Jan. 1, 2008, midnight - Dec. 30, 2008, 12:59 p.m.
Data Quality
The PM10 concentrations are plotted on a 20m x 20m grid and expressed in µg/m3. The modelled data were validated against reference monitors operational in 2008 in the Greater Sydney area. Other than for industrial point sources, the emissions were only available at km2 resolution. Therefore the model was only run at km2 level, before being interpolated to a 20m x 20m, and the point sources' emissions then also added to the model on this grid.
Supplemental Information

The modelled concentrations were produced using 2008 emissions provided by the Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW.

Spatial Representation Type
grid data is used to represent geographic data
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