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INTEGRATED MODELING OF ROAD TRAFFIC EMISSIONS: APPLICATION TO LISBON AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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The application of three distinct modeling tools to deal with Lisbon atmospheric problems is presented. Information and forecasting system for private and public transport (VISUM), Transport Emission Model for Line Sources (TREM) and Variable Dispersion (VADIS) models were used to characterize the traffic fluxes, to quantify the emission amounts, and finally to evaluate the air quality in a specific area of the city characterized by intense traffic respectively. The results show the benefit of integrated use of the modeling tools VISUM and TREM to estimate the atmospheric emissions induced by traffic. On the other hand, the results obtained with VADIS are in acceptable agreement with the measured air quality data.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal 2: PTV AG Transport Modelling, Karlsruhe, Germany

Publication date: July 1, 2004

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