Urban air quality
|Convener: Michiel van der Molen | Co-Conveners: Ulrike Dusek , Dominik Brunner , Felix Vogel|
In cities the emissions from traffic, industries, home heating and energy production accumulate to produce hotspots of population exposure to poor air quality. Air pollution impacts are episodic and often co-occur with heat waves and allergenic pollen release. Urban air quality and the effect of policy measures are challenging to monitor with traditional fixed stations or with models, because of the extreme variability in the cities’ geometry and emission patterns.
This session intends to bring together researchers of urban air quality and will accept submissions of all topics related to urban air quality, heat stress, and air pollution impacts including health. The presentations focus on new developments in the field of ground and satellite observations, process modelling, data merging and downscaling related to urban air quality. Topics include sensor networks, personal monitoring, observations from space and UAV’s, high spatial and temporal resolution model approaches, downscaling, source apportionment, community and personal exposure quantification and air pollution effects. Air pollution species may include anthropogenic and biogenic ones, including greenhouse gases and allergenic pollen, their isotopes and concentration ratios.