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title Air quality modelling as a supplementary assessment method in the framework of the European Air Quality Directive
authors Ribeiro, I; Monteiro, A; Fernandes, AP; Monteiro, AC; Lopes, M; Borrego, C; Miranda, AI
author full name Ribeiro, I.; Monteiro, A.; Fernandes, A. P.; Monteiro, A. C.; Lopes, M.; Borrego, C.; Miranda, A. I.
title Air quality modelling as a supplementary assessment method in the framework of the European Air Quality Directive
nationality internacional
source INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION
language English
document type Article
author keywords air quality reporting; supplementary assessment method; air quality modelling; bias correction; European policy
abstract According to the European Air Quality (AQ) Directive, member states must annually report their AQ to the European Commission (EC). This report can be based on modelling data if the concentration levels do not exceed the established lower assessment thresholds (LAT), or on combined data from modelling and monitoring systems (supplementary assessment methods) if concentrations levels are below the upper assessment threshold (UAT). This work presents and applies a methodology that combines air pollutant concentration values from monitored data and from a numerical modelling system to deliver AQ information for Portugal in 2010. This methodology produces improved information, especially for areas where the amount of fixed monitoring stations is sparse or non-existent, allowing obtaining a better and broader overview of the AQ in Portugal to support AQ reporting to the European Commission.
author address [Ribeiro, I.] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; Univ Aveiro, Dept Environm & Planning, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal
reprint address Ribeiro, I (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
e-mail address ilavrador@ua.pt; alexandra.monteiro@ua.pt; apsfernandes@ua.pt; anacristina@ua.pt; myr@ua.pt; cborrego@ua.pt; miranda@ua.pt
funding agency and grant number Portuguese Science Foundation [PTDC/AAC-AMB/103866/2008, FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008587]; Portuguese Environment Agency; [SFRH/BD/60370/2009]; [SFRH/BPD/63796/2009]
funding text The authors acknowledge the Portuguese Environment Agency for financing and giving access to measured data. Thanks are extended to the Portuguese Science Foundation for the financing of BIOGAIR project (PTDC/AAC-AMB/103866/2008; FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-008587), for the PhD grant of Isabel Ribeiro (SFRH/BD/60370/2009) and the post doc grant of Alexandra Monteiro (SFRH/BPD/63796/2009).
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publisher INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD
publisher city GENEVA
publisher address WORLD TRADE CENTER BLDG, 29 ROUTE DE PRE-BOIS, CASE POSTALE 856, CH-1215 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
issn 0957-4352
29-character source abbreviation INT J ENVIRON POLLUT
iso source abbreviation Int. J. Environ. Pollut.
year published 2014
volume 54
issue 2-4
beginning page 262
ending page 270
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1504/IJEP.2014.065127
page count 9
web of science category Environmental Sciences
subject category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
document delivery number AR1UF
unique article identifier WOS:000343369400018
link http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=65127