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Review of urban and industrial air quality. Assessments at the Finnish meteorological institute

Abstract

Air quality in urban and industrial environments has been investigated at the Finnish Meteorological Institute since the early 1970`s. The studies have included emission surveys, air quality measurements, dispersion model computations and bioindicator surveys A substantial fraction of these studies has been done as commissioned work for communities, public institutions, industrial establishments and private enterprises Major resources have also been committed to the development of methods and expertise. The studies in the 1970` s were mainly dispersion model computations and air pollution measurements In the 1980`s research activities increased rapidly due to the national Clean Air Act (coming into force in 1982) and the adoption of national ambient air quality standards (1984). Since the year 1980. About 90 separate air pollution assessments have been conducted; and model computations have been made for most Finnish cities and major communities In many of the surveys in the 1980` s and the 1990`s. Integrated studies of local air quality, which contain the results obtained with emission surveys, dispersion model computations, air quality measurements and bioindicator methods have been conducted. This integrated approach provides more versatile and reliable results on the state of the environment. For instance, the reliability and accuracy of computations can  More>>
Authors:
Pohjola, V; Pesonen, R; Karstastenpaeae, R; Rantakrans, E; Kukkonen, J; Jokinen, J; Maekinen, E; Saari, H; Hiltunen, V [1] 
  1. Finnish Meteorological Inst., Helsinki (Finland). Air Quality Dept.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1995
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
NEI-FI-290-Vol.3; CONF-9505322-Vol.3
Reference Number:
SCA: 540120; PA: FI-96:003587; EDB-96:137049; SN: 96001645576
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. world clean air congress, Espoo (Finland), 28 May - 2 Jun 1995; Other Information: DN: Sponsored by the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (UIAPPA) and hosted by the Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society (FAPPS); PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 10th world clean air congress. Impacts and management; Kaemaeri, J.; Tolvanen, M.; Anttila, P.; Salonen, R.O. [eds.]; PB: 632 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; FINLAND; URBAN AREAS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS
OSTI ID:
283493
Research Organizations:
Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96777170; ISBN 952-90-6474-8; TRN: FI9603587
Availability:
OSTI as DE96777170
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. [4]
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Pohjola, V, Pesonen, R, Karstastenpaeae, R, Rantakrans, E, Kukkonen, J, Jokinen, J, Maekinen, E, Saari, H, and Hiltunen, V. Review of urban and industrial air quality. Assessments at the Finnish meteorological institute. Finland: N. p., 1995. Web.
Pohjola, V, Pesonen, R, Karstastenpaeae, R, Rantakrans, E, Kukkonen, J, Jokinen, J, Maekinen, E, Saari, H, & Hiltunen, V. Review of urban and industrial air quality. Assessments at the Finnish meteorological institute. Finland.
Pohjola, V, Pesonen, R, Karstastenpaeae, R, Rantakrans, E, Kukkonen, J, Jokinen, J, Maekinen, E, Saari, H, and Hiltunen, V. 1995. "Review of urban and industrial air quality. Assessments at the Finnish meteorological institute." Finland.
@misc{etde_283493,
title = {Review of urban and industrial air quality. Assessments at the Finnish meteorological institute}
author = {Pohjola, V, Pesonen, R, Karstastenpaeae, R, Rantakrans, E, Kukkonen, J, Jokinen, J, Maekinen, E, Saari, H, and Hiltunen, V}
abstractNote = {Air quality in urban and industrial environments has been investigated at the Finnish Meteorological Institute since the early 1970`s. The studies have included emission surveys, air quality measurements, dispersion model computations and bioindicator surveys A substantial fraction of these studies has been done as commissioned work for communities, public institutions, industrial establishments and private enterprises Major resources have also been committed to the development of methods and expertise. The studies in the 1970` s were mainly dispersion model computations and air pollution measurements In the 1980`s research activities increased rapidly due to the national Clean Air Act (coming into force in 1982) and the adoption of national ambient air quality standards (1984). Since the year 1980. About 90 separate air pollution assessments have been conducted; and model computations have been made for most Finnish cities and major communities In many of the surveys in the 1980` s and the 1990`s. Integrated studies of local air quality, which contain the results obtained with emission surveys, dispersion model computations, air quality measurements and bioindicator methods have been conducted. This integrated approach provides more versatile and reliable results on the state of the environment. For instance, the reliability and accuracy of computations can be directly analysed using simultaneous air quality measurements. An overview of the experimental and computational methods used in the air quality surveys is presented here. To illustrate the application of the methods, some selected results from an air quality investigation conducted in a major city in central Finland are discussed. (author)}
place = {Finland}
year = {1995}
month = {Dec}
}