Development of an Exposure Model for Diesel Locomotive Emissions near the Alameda Corridor

An investigation was conducted along the Alameda corridor railroad near the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port in which gaseous pollutants and particulate matter were measured so that exposure models could be developed for these emissions. This report presents the results of the study which measured wind speed and direction and aerosol concentration from the passage of diesel locomotives along a road perpendicular to the Alameda corridor railroad. Overall results indicated an average of 12-15% increase in aerosol concentration due to the passage of diesel locomotives. Correlations between other pollutions and the aerosol concentration were not found since the sensor used for gaseous concentration was not sensitive enough to detect variation of gaseous pollutants.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01095828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Contract Numbers: AR-05-03
  • Created Date: Mar 31 2008 6:41PM