GREEN SPACE FOR AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

THIS BIBLIOGRAPHIC REPORT IS FOCUSED ON LAND SPACE COVERED BY WOODY VEGETATION, ESPECIALLY TREES. THE BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS COMPILED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF TWO COMPUTER-ASSISTED SEARCHES AND ALSO BY SEARCHING OF ABSTRACTS, TRANSLATIONS AND OTHER PUBLISHED MATTER. THE ROLE OF PLANTS AND SOIL SINKS FOR AIR POLLUTION ARE REVIEWED. THE EFFECTS OF VEGETATION ON THE URBAN MICROCLIMATE ARE DISCUSSED, AND METEOROLOGICAL FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN GREEN SPACE MANAGEMENT ARE SUMMARIZED. RUSSIAN, EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN EXPERIENCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GREEN SPACE FOR AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ARE PRESENTED. AIRSHEDS, AIR ZONING, AIR EASEMENTS, LAND BANKING, TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND EXAMPLES OF MAN-ORIENTED PLANNING ARE INTEGRATED WITH THE AVAILABLE BASIC RESEARCH TO SERVE AS A GUIDE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF GREEN SPACE FOR AIR POLLUTION CONTROL. THE USE OF GREEN SPACE FOR NOISE CONTROL CAN BE A CONCOMITANT OBJECTIVE OF GREEN SPACE MANAGEMENT FOR AIR POLLUTION CONTROL. FACTORS INFLUENCING THE TRANSMISSION AND ABSORPTION OF SOUND BY VEGETATION AND THE DESIGN OF GREEN SPACE FOR NOISE ABATEMENT ARE DISCUSSED. BASED ON AVAIL- ABLE INFORMATION, A PROTOTYPICAL PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS PRESENTED AND INCLUDES BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH NEEDS. THESE GUIDELINES WHICH ARE BEST SUITED TO THE EASTERN UNITED STATES, MAY BE MODIFIED AND ADAPTED FOR COLDER AND DRIER CLIMATES. THE GUIDELINES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING FIVE MAJOR POINTS: FOREST STRIPS SHOULD BE PLANTED TO FUNNEL WINDS INTO AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS; SPACE ADJACENT TO TRAFFIC CORRIDORS SHOULD BE PLANTED WITH TREES AND SHRUBS AS CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY AS SAFELY POSSIBLE; TO LOWER CONCENTRATIONS OF GASES, DENSER GREENBELTS ARE NEEDED THAN FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE CONCENTRATIONS; CONIFERS ARE BETTER THAN DECIDUOUS TREES FOR FILTERING PARTICULATES AND GASES; AND GREEN SPACE USED FOR AIR POLLUTION CONTROL CAN ALSO REDUCE NOISE.

  • Authors:
    • Warren, J L
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Accession Number: 00202400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bibliography
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 1974 12:00AM