MONITORING AND ANALYSIS OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS AT OAKBROOK

The results of a carbon monoxide and traffic monitoring and analysis program conducted at Oakbrook Shopping Center in the Village of Oak Brook, a Chicago suburb, are reported. The first section of the report describes the details of the carbon monoxide and meteorology monitoring techniques, and it gives a summary of the results. The next section presents a discussion of traffic monitoring locations, and it evaluates the results in terms of the impact of the shopping center on traffic loads at a nearby intersection, trip generation rates, and vehicular operating modes at intersections. The final section integrates the findings described in the other sections by developing a method for approximating emission profiles for queuing vehicles, and testing the composite model formed by the approximated profiles and the HIWAY line source model against carbon monoxide concentrations measured at the study site. A suggested technique for estimating carbon monoxide concentrations near intersections is also presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    GCA Corporation

    GCA Technology Division
    Bedford, MA  USA  01730

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
    Research Triangle Park, NC  USA  27709

    Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning

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    and Standards.

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  • Authors:
    • Patterson, R M
    • Record, F A
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 469 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GCA-TR-74-20-G
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-02-1376
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM