HIGHWAY LOCATION TO MINIMIZE AIR POLLUTION

THE SYSTEM WHICH IDENTIFIES THE "LEAST (AIR) POLLUTING" LOCATION FOR A HIGHWAY, UTILIZES AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY POINT SOURCE ATMOSPHERIC DIFFUSION MODEL MODIFIED FOR USE ON THE IBM, 1130, AND PROVIDES A QUANTIFYING INDEX WHICH CAN BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH IMPACT STATEMENTS AND SELECTION OF ALTERNATIVE HIGHWAY CORRIDORS. APPLICATION OF THIS SYSTEM TO A PROJECT IN SEATTLE IS DESCRIBED. THE TECHNIQUE CAN BE USED WITH INERT POLLUTANTS SUCH AS CARBON MONOXIDE. DEVELOPMENT OF A METHOD OF REPRESENTING LINE SOURCES WITH A POINT-SOURCE MODEL WAS NECESSARY BEFORE THE COMPUTERIZED ATMOSPHERIC DIFFUSION MODEL COULD BE USED TO STUDY HIGHWAYS.

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  • Accession Number: 00240248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM