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Modelled nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10 particulate air pollution, Sydney 2008
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Abstract

Elevated levels of NO2 are of concern to our urban communities as it affects human health. Particulate matter 10 μm or less in diameter (PM10) is also known to have adverse effects on human health and the environment.

This dataset presents a spatial distribution of the modelled annual average NO2 and PM10 concentrations in the year 2008, highlighting pollution hotspots in the Greater Sydney area.

Modelled concentrations were generated by adapting ERG's London Air Qualit...

Publication Date
Type
Vector Data
Keywords
air quality , aurin , PM10 , air pollution , NO2
Category
Climatology Meteorology Atmosphere
processes and phenomena of the atmosphere. Examples: cloud cover, weather, climate, atmospheric conditions, climate change, precipitation
Regions
Australia
Owner
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Maintenance Frequency
Data Is Updated In Intervals That Are Uneven In Duration
Purpose

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

Language
English
Temporal Extent
Jan. 1, 2008, midnight - Dec. 30, 2008, 12:59 p.m.
Data Quality
The NO2 and PM10 concentrations are plotted on a 1km x 1km point 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 for presentation as grids, and the point sources' emissions then also added to the model on this grid. The grids were then resampled back to 1km x 1km cell size and converted to point format for presentation in systems that require vector data.
Supplemental Information

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

Spatial Representation Type
vector data is used to represent geographic data
Attribute Name Label Description
NO2 NO2 concentrations in µg/m3
PM10 PM10 concentrations in µg/m3

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    Kings College London