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Vehicle traffic effects on Madrid urban atmospheric pollution: featuring ozone dynamics by infrared lidar-dial technique
Author(s): Taieb Gasmi; Angel Gonzalez Urena
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Paper Abstract

In the present work, an IR lidar-dial technique was used to monitor ozone concentration in Madrid urban atmosphere. Interestingly, it was found an unusual increase of ozone concentration due to heavy traffic conditions accompanying the holiday rush despite the prevailing low photochemical activity. Consequently, the usual daily ozone profile shifts towards late hours. A direct and quantitative correlation between ozone pollution and human activity such as the excess of vehicle traffic accompanying summer holidays departures from Mdrid City was observed. This new type of information can stimulate the development of local models to understand the dynamic underlying urban pollution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4484, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452775
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Taieb Gasmi, Univ. Complutence de Madrid (Spain)
Angel Gonzalez Urena, Univ. Complutence de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4484:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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