THE APPLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC UNCERTAINTY AND ERROR IN THE DESIGNATED AQMAS OF GB: IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENTS

After completing the first phase of an air quality assessment by local authorities in England, Wales, and Scotland in late 2001, a total of 120 local municipal entities will require air quality management areas (AQMAs) where national air quality objectives are predicted not to be realized. This paper examines the approaches used in considering uncertainty and error in the scientific assessment process, undertaken during the first round of review and evaluation, to identify predicted air quality objective exceedences and to inform on AQMA decisionmaking processes. Some implications for future air quality review and assessment work are also discussed.

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  • English

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 263-272
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853129615
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2003 12:00AM