NATURE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

The internal combustion engine is the major source of pollutants in urban air masses. Data from continuous monitoring programs are best expressed as an average pollutant concentration for some appropriate interval and follow a log normal frequency distribution. Accordingly, the frequency with which a selected concentration is exceeded can be calculated. Epidemiological studies in several countries have generated similar air quality standards and these are expressed as a limit for frequency of occurrence of concentration averaged over a stated interval. Results of monitoring programs in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne are compared with international standards. Approaches to computer-simulation of the urban air-mass for canberra are discussed and the future pollutant levels predicted. /Author/TRRL/

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    • From: Electric Cars-Their Future Role in Urban Transport, Conference Papers, Canberra, 1975.
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    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 

    Austrailan Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Daly, N J
    • Steele, L P
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00196815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM