Air pollution impacts and sources under a changing climate:A case study for Scunthorpe, UK

Malby, Andrew and Timmis, Roger and Whyatt, Duncan (2008) Air pollution impacts and sources under a changing climate:A case study for Scunthorpe, UK. Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis, 43 (2). pp. 495-499. ISSN 1330-0083

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Abstract

Climate change may affect local air quality by altering the emission, dispersion, chemical transformation and deposition of air pollutants. This study evaluates the effects of climate change in a real-life mixed land-use situation where there are adjacent urban and industrial activities and also fugitive emissions from stockpiles and unpaved roads. For this example we show how wind-speed and time-of-day dependent 'bi-polar plots' created from ambient monitoring data can be used to learn more about the nature of sources responsible for exceedances of particulate matter air quality standards, and hence to assess how sensitive their impacts are to climate change. Unpaved roads and wind-blown fugitive sources such as stockpiles and coal handling beds in the industrial area appear to contribute substantially to raised air-quality impacts. The effect of climate change on impacts from these sources may differ from its effect on impacts from conventional combustion sources.

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Journal Article
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Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis
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135015
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01 Jul 2019 13:40
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